Item - 100 YEARS OF ETOSHA, 1907-2007

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100 YEARS OF ETOSHA, 1907-2007


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43 mins

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Director: Tim Huebschle: Namibia, 2007.
Producer: Pretty Cow Movies for Democratic Media Holdings
Etosha National Park, formerly the Etosha Game Reserve, was founded in 1907 as Game Reserve No. 2. The remnant of an immense inland sea, it was originally much larger, but even today, at just less than 23,000 kilometres, it covers a huge area of Namibia and is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. This documentary, made on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, traces the history of the park and explains its significance, including its role as a home to the indigenous Heikum people. It visits a number of areas and tells of the contributions made by various individuals, as well as by the Etosha Ecological Institute. It includes footage of the famous 1925 Denver Expedition, as well as amateur film shot between 1957 and 1969 by Stoffel Rochér, one of the game wardens, who is also one of the people interviewed.


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