37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Into the Okavango

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In an effort to save the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage site in Africa, a conservation biologist plans a four-month expedition to explore the unknown landscape spanning 125,000 square miles. With the help of a young scientist and a river bushman, Dr. Steve Boyes forms an expert team that travels to the threatened wilderness, which serves as a vital water source for more than one million people and contains a variety of endangered species. With the hopes of investigating the vulnerable ecosystem to fulfill preservation efforts, the explorers experience unanticipated setbacks throughout the process of recording dozens of groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Discussion with writer-director Neil Gelinas and subject Steve Boyes (via live video conference), moderated by Karen McGlathery (UVA)

Supported by University Programs Council, UVA Arts: supported by the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts, and Vice Provost for Academic Outreach


Sunday, November 4


11:00 AM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Neil Gelinas.

Runtime: 88 min.

Year: 2018

Country: USA/Angola/Botswana/Namibia/South Africa

Language: English

Featuring: Steve Boyes, Adjany Costa, Tumeletso “Water” Setlabosha.