(USA, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, 2018)

  • Direction: Neil Gelinas
  • Production: Neil Gelinas
  • Cast: Steve Boyers, Adjany Costa, Tumeletso “Water” Setlabosha
  • Cinematography: Neil Gelinas
  • Running time: 94 min.

The Okavango Delta is one of the most uninhabited regions of the African continent; birds paint patterns as they fly across the sky; vast wetlands are home to some of the animal kingdom’s most breathtaking, dangerous and mighty creatures. But the delta has been decreasing at an alarming rate in the last few years, much to the dismay of biologist Steve Boyes who set off on a four-month expedition to try and understand the reasons behind this devastating phenomenon. He travelled through Angola, Namibia and Botswana in the hopes of obtaining some answers and designing an action plan to revert the situation. National Geographic photographer, Neil Gelinas, makes his film debut as a director, offering a visually striking documentary film, in which hippopotamus attacks, elephant herds, wildfires, and war conflicts are the backdrop of a reflexion on man’s relationship to nature. Amidst this somewhat pessimistic picture, Gelinas manages to offer a ray of hope for the future.

DATES:

THURSDAY 8th NOV
CINEMEX SALA 6 / 11:00-12:42
SATURDAY 10th NOV
CINEMEX SALA 3 / 12:45-14:27
CINEMEX SAN JOSÉ (FREE SCREENING)/ 17:00-18:34