Year of the Flame Bird
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.