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Last in the series in which pioneering film techniques reveal our lives from the animal's point of view. Life in the Balance. In harmonious world, birds seek human help to enter beehives and dolphins drive fish into fishermen's nets. But as co-operation becomes coercion, Indian elephants haul logs, otters herd fish like aquatic sheepdogs and monkeys gather coconuts. For entertainment, Thai bulls perform territorial fights, pit bulls show inbred aggression and the bull ring glorifies human domination.
Through rabbit plagues, rivers of sheep and conveyor belts of chickens, the programme explores the imbalances of modern relationships. In contrast, Brazilian Indians still live in harmony with other life. But for how long?
Narrated by Andrew Sachs. Producer John Downer
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