The Savage Paradise : Wild Dogs - A Tale of Two Sisters
A graceful and perceptive portrayal of African wild dogs, world renowned cameraman Hugo van Lawick focuses on the relationship between two sisters, exploring these fascinating animals as they stalk the Serengeti plains. As the dominant sister steals her sibling's pups, the mother's retrieval attempts are interwoven with the wider story of the pack.
Typical of his distinctive filming style, Hugo presents the dogs as individual characters, bringing their unique personalities to the forefront as he examines the struggles the pack face to survive.
Broadcast as part of the BBC's The Savage Paradise series, Hugo van Lawick captures the amazing teamwork shown in defence of a young pup and the chaotic wildebeest stampedes caused as they hunt. Dramatic cinematography provides an intriguing glimpse into the behaviour and social structure of these misunderstood and maligned dogs.
A respected authority on wild dogs, van Lawick offers a vivid and stunning insight into life in one of Africa's last great wildernesses.