Run-Time: 2 x 50 min.
Directed by Michael Schlamberger
Written by Michael Schlamberger
A co-production by ORF, ScienceVision, NDR Naturfilm, WDR and ARTE in association with National Geographic Channels International
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
Zambezi - The Thundering River
Sambesi - Der donnernde Fluss
It's one of the least-known rivers on earth - yet it flows for nearly 2,800 kilometers and belongs to six countries. The Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa, and along its course it sweeps through a series of natural spectacles - from the blooming of a thousand musasa trees to the rains that will flood its banks, anointing the land with rich silt. But none compete with the river's crescendo - the Victoria Falls - one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Zambezi is a haven and a source of life to a vast array of wild animals and humans alike. Filmed throughout the changing seasons, we follow the river in Part 1 from its headwaters to the thundering power of the Victoria Falls. In Part 2 the Zambezi gently flows towards the Indian Ocean, taking in some of Nature's grandest wildlife spectacles. The story of the Zambezi is one of constant change, of life and death - it is the story of Africa itself.
Awards: Festival International du Film Animalier (FIFA) 2011: Grand Prix, Festival International du Film Animalier (FIFA) 2011: Grand Prix, Sichuan TV Festival 2011: Gold Panda Awards for Documentary