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Kalahari – The Hidden Gem

Embark on an odyssey through the awe-inspiring Kalahari Desert.
5/5

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Roland Steffen‘s short documentary, presented by Danny Crous, immerses viewers in an enlightening journey through the captivating landscapes of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. The film weaves together raw and picturesque beauty that captures the essence of this unique desert ecosystem.

The narrative begins with a mesmerizing exploration of Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a desolate expanse famously studied and inhabited by American zoologists in the 1970s. Crous and other contributors skillfully delve into various facets of the desert, offering a rich tapestry of insights into its flora, fauna, and geography.

The cinematography is a triumph, showcasing stunning shots of nature, wildlife, and expansive landscapes. The film’s visuals are nothing short of cinematic poetry, displaying a keen eye for detail and a profound appreciation for the desert’s inherent beauty. The editing is seamless, creating a cohesive and engaging narrative that keeps viewers enthralled throughout.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the documentary stands out for its educational value. With a multitude of contributors providing diverse perspectives, the film becomes a fascinating learning experience, offering a wealth of information about the Kalahari Desert. Overall, Steffen’s documentary is a masterful blend of artistry and education, leaving audiences with a profound understanding and appreciation for this remarkable desert ecosystem.

Brief Synopsis

This film delves into an adventurous journey deep into Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, spotlighting the renowned book ‘Cry of the Kalahari’ and the pioneering research of Mark and Delia Owens. The documentary illuminates the formation of the Makgadikgadi Depression in northern Botswana during a period of increased rainfall, encapsulating the captivating narrative of this unique landscape’s history.
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Director(s): Roland Steffen
Writer(s): Roland Steffen
Cast: Danny Crous, Jennifer Pitman, Moagi Rain Robson, Paul Altman, Roland Steffen, Sarah Morgan, Silvana Steffen
Producer(s): Roland Steffen
Director of Photography: Roland Steffen
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Kalahari – The Hidden Gem

Embark on an odyssey through the awe-inspiring Kalahari Desert.
5/5

Review

Roland Steffen‘s short documentary, presented by Danny Crous, immerses viewers in an enlightening journey through the captivating landscapes of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. The film weaves together raw and picturesque beauty that captures the essence of this unique desert ecosystem.

The narrative begins with a mesmerizing exploration of Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a desolate expanse famously studied and inhabited by American zoologists in the 1970s. Crous and other contributors skillfully delve into various facets of the desert, offering a rich tapestry of insights into its flora, fauna, and geography.

The cinematography is a triumph, showcasing stunning shots of nature, wildlife, and expansive landscapes. The film’s visuals are nothing short of cinematic poetry, displaying a keen eye for detail and a profound appreciation for the desert’s inherent beauty. The editing is seamless, creating a cohesive and engaging narrative that keeps viewers enthralled throughout.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the documentary stands out for its educational value. With a multitude of contributors providing diverse perspectives, the film becomes a fascinating learning experience, offering a wealth of information about the Kalahari Desert. Overall, Steffen’s documentary is a masterful blend of artistry and education, leaving audiences with a profound understanding and appreciation for this remarkable desert ecosystem.

Spotlight

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Brief Synopsis

This film delves into an adventurous journey deep into Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, spotlighting the renowned book ‘Cry of the Kalahari’ and the pioneering research of Mark and Delia Owens. The documentary illuminates the formation of the Makgadikgadi Depression in northern Botswana during a period of increased rainfall, encapsulating the captivating narrative of this unique landscape’s history.
Kalahari The Hidden Gem Short Documentary

Credits

Director(s): Roland Steffen
Writer(s): Roland Steffen
Cast: Danny Crous, Jennifer Pitman, Moagi Rain Robson, Paul Altman, Roland Steffen, Sarah Morgan, Silvana Steffen
Producer(s): Roland Steffen
Director of Photography: Roland Steffen
Animation:

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Year:
Runtime: 37 min
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