Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist nominated for Jackson Hole Science Media Award

Tigress Productions are delighted to announce some exciting awards news. Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist has been shortlisted in the Being Human category at the 2018 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards.

The series weaves together three story strands. The first is the story of Dian’s life and work – her childhood, her first trip to Africa and her arrival in Rwanda where she set up the Karisoke Research Centre to study Mountain Gorillas.

The second strand tells the story of Dian’s murder in Rwanda and the trial of her American co-worker Wayne McGuire, who was found guilty of her murder. Wayne fled Rwanda before the trial began but was convicted in absentia. He has always maintained his innocence.

Finally, we tell the story of Dian’s legacy through the Pablo troop of gorillas, the offspring of gorillas who Dian knew and studied, and that survived the very worst years of poaching and habitat loss due in large part to Dian’s efforts.

The award winners will be announced during SMASH18 – The Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub, in Boston, September 25-27.