Country, year: Germany, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Director: Norbert Vander
Time: 50
Format: FULL HD 1980x1080, 16:9, 3D & HD version
The most popular experience during a trip to South Africa is undoubtedly a safari. Countless lodges in and bordering the major parks offer so-called game drives, aka safaris. This kind of tourism is beneficial to both man and animal. The residents of the communities surrounding the parks have the opportunity to generate income and to lead carefree lives. The animals receive the respect they deserve. But what is game drive all about? What is behind the fascination of driving in jeeps at 3:30 in the morning to observe wild animals? We wanted to find out and decided to search for clues. We looked behind the scenes of a park and found out what it means to pursue eco-tourism and just what the opportunities and the risks are for a concept of this nature. In doing so, one thing in particular did anything but fall short of expectations: our leading actors, the wild animals of Africa. The result is a very moving film: a film that brings nature into the livingroom and conveys exactly why it is worthwhile preserving it.