Scientific documentary

October, 2020

A documentary by Elisabetta Visalberghi and Luca Antonio Marino.





July, 2020

Excerpt within the episode of the programme Superquark broadcaster on 29 July 2020 on Rai1


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April, 2020

Filming the behind-the-scenes of the short documentary "Qualcosa si è rotto"


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Episode 9 - "L'amore"

December, 2019

Excerpt within the Episode 9, "L'amore", of the programme Superquark+ for RaiPlay


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Short documentary
September, 2019

Producer and Director: Luca Antonio Marino
Executive Producers: Fraser Durie, Fiona Pitcher, Philip James


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Short documentary

May, 2019

Producer and Director: Luca Antonio Marino

Executive Producers: Fraser Durie, Fiona Pitcher

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American Scientist

July, 2018


​Rivista Pesquisa Fapesp

September, 2017

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Il Venerdì di Repubblica

September 11, 2017


Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America

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July 25, 2017

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New Scientist | The Collection

Wild Planet
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October, 2016



July 13, 2016

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Science Illustrated
Double-page spread photo

May, 2016


TG5 L'Arca di Noè

Interview on a national TV channel​

February, 2016

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February, 2016


The Royal Society Publishing, Philosophical Transactions B
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November, 2015

​In Fazenda Boa Vista (Piauí, Brazil), wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) habitually use percussive tools. This alpha male, weighing 4.2 kg, uses a 3.5 kg stone tool to crack a very resistant piassava nut.

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​Marine litter in the wake
Photo report

Within the network that monitors, in the Mediterranean sea, cetaceans and their associated threats, a protocol was developed to compute marine macrolitter according to the needs of the EU Marine Strategy (MSFD) and Barcelona Convention Ecosystem Approach (EcAp). Floating macrolitter is a pertinent indicator to assess if measures are successful in reducing waste ending in the sea. The photos were shot during the surveys in the Adriatic sea and hopefully a travelling exhibition will come soon.

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90 days with capuchin monkeys
Photo report

​A photo report documenting 90 days spent observing a group of capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) in the forest of Fazenda Boa Vista (Piauì, Brazil). The pictures give an overview of the life and habits of these monkeys, showing their behaviors and the environment where they spend their time. 
Capuchins' special skills, rich social life and their deep expressions make them a perfect subject for a photographer aiming to document wildlife and, at the same time, convey emotions through the camera lens.  

The Bearded Capuchin Monkeys of Fazenda Boa Vista
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A scientific documentary by Elisabetta Visalberghi and Alessandro Albani.


This DVD illustrates the research carried out by an international team (see on the behavior of wild tool using bearded capuchin monkeys that live in Fazenda Boa Vista (Gilbués, Piauí State, Brazil). The DVD is appealing to a large audience and scientifically rigorous.

The DVD provides a general overview of the ecology and behavior of this population. It is organized in five chapters: The ecology of wild capuchins, Stone tool use, Infant care and social behavior, Feeding and foraging activities and Becoming proficient foragers. 
There are three extra chapters. Early days illustrates the beginning of the research. Field experiments on tool use illustrates some of the innovative procedures carried out to investigate stone tool use. Humans and environment provides information about the people living in this area and the threat of deforestation and intensive agriculture to capuchins’ survival.

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