Anemon Productions representative with Sponsor Dr Stephan Bleek, Framepool

Framepool sponsores the FOCAL AWARD 2011 for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Footage

A Place Without People by Anemon Productions wins

Award for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Footage

A film about how the local population of Tanzania has been evicted to make way for the creation of the world’s most famous nature reserves.Set in the famous Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater, the film explores how the parks came to be and how western perceptions about nature radically altered both the East African landscape and society. By bringing the history of conservation in the USA and Europe together with the reality of African development, archive material is juxtaposed against the stark realities of modern African life. This material is vital in showing the broader history of conservation, whilst the film allows the competing narratives of the people who have lived alongside Africa’s wildlife for generations to be heard for the first time in such a context. Moving beyond the natural history genre, the film’s archive material shows how the idea ‘wilderness’ was created and how this frames the images and ideas we have about Africa today.

Anemon Productions representative with Sponsor Dr Stephan Bleek, Framepool

Anemon Productions representative with Sponsor Dr Stephan Bleek, Framepool

https://www.focalint.org/focal-international-awards/2011/the-focal-international-awards-2011

Credits:

A Place Without People

Anemon Productions   |   Greece

  •  Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof
  •  Andreas Apostolidis
  •  Leonidas Liampeis
  •  Kintner Collection, University of Pennsylvania, Bild Archiv OKAPIA/ Christian Grzimek, Library of Congress, NARA