What's the saying? If you put enough monkeys in a room with typewriters (laptops these days) eventually they'll write Shakespeare.

I wonder if the same holds true with video cameras and chimpanzees. If you give video cameras to enough chimps will they eventually crank out a Scorsese? This isn't exactly the question the folks behind the BBC documentary Chimpcam asked before they built a special camera and gave it to a group of chimps to film wild, but it's close enough for an opening.

Here's a clip from the movie the chimps made:

So maybe it's not Scorsese-level, but it's certainly better than a lot of stuff clogging up YouTube.

In addition to filming, the chimps were taught how to select different videos to watch on a touchscreen. The full film will air on BBC on Jan. 27.

Via The Huffington Post

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