Planet of the Apes (2001)
 
Concept featured in clip:Human's Impact on the Environment
Location of clip: DVD: 30:34-32:47

 

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Summary of clip: In this clip, a group of wealthy apes meet for a dinner party. Over dinner, the apes talk about the "human problem"
Connection of flickclip to the concept: The ape's discussion about the "human problem" is very similar to a conversation we would have about certain "pests". In the discussion, Ari explains that the encroachment on the human's habitat is the main part of the problem. She also states that many of the so-called "scientific" claims about the humans are unsubstantiated. This concept could be easily be related to human's view on ceratin organisms/environments and our impact in the world due to our lifestyle.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. When the apre couple talked about their vacation, it is clear these apes have lost their wild, rainforest "roots". What are some examples of things apes found uninteresting or unable to do that are common in the apes we see/know today?

b. The dinner group talked about the "human problem". What were some worries they had concerning humans?

c. What did the female ape claim was the reasoning for the problem?

d. How does this dinner conversatin about the "human problem" similar to our own "pest" problems?

e. Why does or doesn't this clip make you think differently about your impact on the environment?