Tigress Production's director on making : Dian Fossey Secrets of the Mist

When you think of Dian Fossey it’s hard not to picture Sigourney Weaver in the hit 1988 movie Gorillas in the Mist.

Portraying Fossey, Sigourney depicted a sympathetic look at the life and tragic death of American primatologist who conducted pioneering studies mountain gorillas in Rwanda over a period of 18 years before she was brutally murdered in the country in 1985. 

By Laura Hannam 


But just who was Dian Fossey? And why was she murdered?

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