"A positive 35 mm film copy is now stored at the Dovzhenko Center's archive. The Humans and a Monkey movie was found at the Tokyo National Film Center at the National Museum of Modern Art during the archival searches and the research on the relations between the All-Ukrainian Photo and Cinema Department (the state film agency in 1922-1930) and the foreign film distributors," the Dovzhenko Center press service reports.
It is noted that a number of Ukrainian films dated late 1920s - early 1930s were successfully screened in Japan. The negative of The Humans and a Monkey was stored at the Japanese National Film Center. The negative was classified as Ukrainian, which allowed it to be found. The Japanese film-processing laboratory IMAGICA West Corp. in Osaka made the 35mm black and white positive copy for Ukraine at the expense of the Dovzhenko Center.
The scientific movie The Humans and a Monkey, illustrating the Darwin's theory of the evolution of species, was shot in Sukhumi in 1930.
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