Nature: Chimpanzees - An Unnatural History
In 1959, the United States Air captured dozens of baby chimpanzees in Africa, transporting them to Alamogordo, New Mexico, where they and their offspring were to endure a grueling life as the ultimate human stand-ins. From experiments in space travel and high-velocity crash tests, to pharmaceutical testing and hepatitis and AIDS research, to roles on the silver and small screens, these original Air chimpanzees and others that followed gave their lives to benefit humankind. Now, a few extraordinary people are working to give those lives back. Emmy Award-winning producer and director Allison Argo (Extraordinary Dogs) narrates his compelling and powerful program that witnesses the efforts of rescuers at sanctuaries Fauna Foundation, Save The Chimps and Center For Great Apes to see that the traumatized residents they have saved from a life of confinement and suffering can finally be allowed to live and feel like chimps.