What makes a hero?

08.12.2011                      12.Kislev. 5772

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What makes a hero?

Yoav Shamir searches far and wide for the ‘10%’ in his new documentary.

Filmmaker Yoav Shamir’s quest to understand extraordinary human goodness brought him face to face with some very human-like creatures: the bonobo apes, deep in the central African state of Congo.
A primate that shares over 98 percent of its genetic makeup with humans, bonobos have serious physical and social characteristics in common with us, as much as chimpanzees. But unlike chimps, bonobos frequently walk upright, have long legs, pink lips, and are the only other creature aside from human beings that engages in sex for pleasure.
“Bonobos are like the hippy apes”, says Shamir in a recent interview with The Jerusalem Post at Beta Café in Tel Aviv, minutes from his home. “If they have a problem, they solve it with sex”….