Unusual Assignment: Shooting Videos of Monkeys Helping Humans

August 12, 2013

By David Walker

© Trillium Studios

Stephany Glassing and her monkey, Tracey, in a scene from "Imagine a Monkey," produced by Trillium Studios for Helping Hands Monkey Helpers. Watch the full video at the end of this article.

For more than four years, Cary and Yari Wolinsky, a father-and-son team based in Norwell, Massachusetts, have been producing videos for Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled, Inc. The films, created for fundraising and outreach, provide information about capuchin monkeys and how they’re trained to do simple tasks for the disabled. But the films are also about how peoples’...

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