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Year of the Flame Bird  (1990)

Transformation of the lost lake

A hugely acclaimed production from the renowned naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Dr Tim Liversedge, the Year of the Flame Bird explores the life of the lesser flamingo. Winner of the International Wildlife Film Festival in 1990, impressive cinematography brings to life the hellish exodus of the flamingo, journeying over miles of desiccated land to find water.

Beautifully portraying the enigmatic arrival of the ‘flame birds’, stunning footage reveals the contrasting faces of the Makgadikgadi pans, as the scorched landscape is transformed by rain. A tense and intimate portrayal, the film explores the harsh and unforgiving passage of the flamingo, the sense of urgency palpable as the birds struggle to nest and raise young before the shallow waters evaporate.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: ITN Source
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 430 4480

Film credits

Associated Broadcaster: HTV
Dubbing Editor: Nikki Oldroyd
Editor: Dave Dickie
Executive Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Executive Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Music: Jennie Muskett
Narrator: Ian Holm
Photography: Tim Liversedge
Producer: Tim Liversedge
Production Assistant: June Liversedge
Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Davies
Production Co-ordinator: Julia Mair
Production Organisation: Tim Liversedge
Production Organisation: Partridge Films Limited
Script: Brian Jackman
Series Producer: Linda Romano
Sound Mixer: Peter Hodges
Sound Mixer: Richard Whaley

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Fate of those left behind
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Transformation of the lost lake
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