Into the Okavango

Schedule

Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:00pm
Tivoli Theatre

The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about 1 million people, the world’s largest population of African elephants, and significant populations of lions, cheetahs, and hundreds of species of birds. However, this once-unspoiled oasis is now under siege because of increasing pressure from human activity. From National Geographic Documentary Films, “Into the Okavango” chronicles a team of modern-day explorers on an epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across Angola, Namibia, and Botswana to save the river system that feeds the Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last wetland wildernesses. The Hollywood Reporter writes: “Director Neil Gelinas documents a fact-finding mission rife with dangers, from fires to marshland to marauding hippos. Angola's civil war hangs over the journey, with the team traveling through unexploded minefields on their way to Botswana's Okavango Delta, which feels even more starkly unspoiled in comparison.”

Free
2018
94 min.
English

Directed by

Neil Gelinas

Country

Angola Botswana Namibia South Africa U.S.

Film Category

Environmental Focus International Spotlight Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight

Subject

Environment

Film Website

Official Website