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In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1986)

Based on actual events, film tells the story of an incident in Kenya in 1984, when, because of a severe drought, 90,000 starving baboons went on a murderous rampage, killing humans and animals alike.

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There's a big drought in Africa. Food and water are scarce. 90,000 wild baboons suddenly start attacking humans and eating them in order to survive. Some people find themselves being hunted by the starving monkeys and must do whatever they can to stay alive. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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9 May 1986 (USA)  »

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En la sombra del Kilimanjaro  »

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In the Shadow of the Kilimanjaro
Words and Music by Chieli Minucci & Allan Smallwood
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Brilliant Film,Scared me as a kid-
20 April 2004 | by (Los Angeles-US) – See all my reviews

Having spent a large part of my life in Kenya, this film made me afraid to set out into the Tsavo for years. Based on Events that I remember the old people talking about

the film integrates those stories with just the right amount

of fright!! The fear that the drought brought was displayed truthfully in this film. It captures the rugged beauty of the Kenyan countryside and people such as no other films made in Kenya have. If you have a fear of animals, this heightens it!


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