A real-life drama about a family of chimps trapped in a lost world. They live in a deep and ancient forested gorge that runs though the African savannah and for fifteen years it has been cut off from the rest of the jungle, leaving the chimps imprisoned.
It might be the greatest haul of treasure ever accumulated in one place – but does it exist? This documentary examines the legend of Yamashita's Gold. Japanese imperial expansion across South East Asia during the 1930s and early 1940s saw an orgy of systematic looting across a dozen countries. Banks, government treasuries, temples and monasteries were all targeted and stripped bare. The spoils were intended to be shipped back to Japan, but this was effectively rendered impossible after 1942 as American naval superiority came to dominate the Pacific. According to legend, a huge proportion of the loot was hidden in the Philippines, using Filipino slave labour and Allied prisoners-of-war to dig tunnels to hide the spoils. Consisting of gemstones, platinum, priceless artefacts and at least 6,000 tonnes of gold, the value of the treasure is estimated at over 100 billion dollars.