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Namaqualand - Africa's Desert Garden
Year: 2005
Run-Time: 1 x 51 min.

Directed by Lynne and Philip Richardson
Written by Lynne and Philip Richardson, Martin Meszaros

An ORF-UNIVERSUM production in co-production with Africa Wildlife Films, DDE and BBC in association with WDR and NDR
Available worldwide except for Germany and UK

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9

Namaqualand - Africa's Desert Garden

Namaqualand - Der Blumengarten Afrikas

Namaqualand - the setting for an annual wildlife fairytale. Every year in the narrow window between the cold wet winter and scorchingly-hot, dry summer, flowers of all description bloom in carpets of colors unimaginable, insects of equal diversity pollinate and predate, and everything form meerkats to ostriches breed. This film chronicles the magical transformation of a landscape - from the fantasy of fields of flowers to the harsh realities of a desert, and back again and uses a gang of meerkats and a group of ostriches as main characters who develop during the seasonal changes.

Awards: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival 2006: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Award, Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment 2005: Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment Award, NaturVision 2006: NaturVision Award Awards: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival 2006: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Award, Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment 2005: Telenatura, International Television Festival on Conservation of Nature and Environment Award, NaturVision 2006: NaturVision Award

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