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Dian Fossey's life story from childhood and her early days researching in Congo, through to her arrival in Rwanda, where she spent 18 years studying and protecting the mountain gorilla population. Through extensive and rarely seen archival footage, dozens of Fossey's letters, interviews with friends and colleagues, and narration by Sigourney Weaver, the event series explores Fossey's murder and the investigation and trial of her research student Wayne McGuire, who was found guilty in absentia of her murder by the Rwandan courts.

Wednesday at 9:00 PM on National Geographic
1 Season, 3 Episodes
December 6, 2017
Documentary & Biography, Mini-Series
Cast: Alicia Ryan, Sigourney Weaver
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  • After Dian Fossey's favorite gorilla was slaughtered and her health began to fail, Sir David Attenborough traveled to Rwanda to film the gorillas. The result was one of television's most treasured experiences with animals in the wild. However, due to battles with the Rwandan government, Fossey was forced to return to the United States. During this period Fossey wrote "Gorillas in the Mist" and became a global celebrity.

  • On an isolated mountainside in Rwanda, cries of horror cut through the early morning mist. As day broke on Dec. 27, 1985, wildlife legend Dian Fossey was found dead, murdered in a brutal machete attack. The world-famous icon fought to save mountain gorillas from extinction but made dangerous enemies who may have taken her life.

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