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Kalahari - Wilderness without water  (1983)

Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984

This film shows how animals such as the brown hyaena and the honey badger have adapted to the Kalahari while Africa's most succesful hunters barely escape starvation. The survivors are scavengers, not the killers. Erratic thunderstorms do bring rain and briefly the Kalahari comes to life with bullfrogs emerging from their underground chambers to mate while insects gorge themselves on rarely blooming plants and animals, life without rain is the norm. When food is scarce some animals escape. Those that stay have evolved a remarkable resilience and flexibility.

Film credits

Camera: Anthony Bannister
Camera: Richard Goss
Director: Phil Agland
Dubbing: Colin Martin
Editor: Chris Lakeman Fraser
Music: Jennie Muskett
Narrator: Michael McCallion
Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Production Organisation: Partridge Films Limited
Script: Phil Agland
Sound: Joy Chamberlain
Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984
Wildscreen Film Entry, 1984