Setswana documentary movie showcases the marvel of the Okavango Delta


Following the movie’s world premiere in Botswana, the groundbreaking documentary movie Nkashi: Race for the Okavango will premiere on Nationwide Geographic Wild on Saturday 24 June 2023 at 18:00 (CAT). The movie, made in Setswana, in collaboration with Batswana filmmakers, and music composers from South Africa and the continent, showcases the marvel and significance of the Okavango Delta and Botswana to the world.

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The documentary tells the story of three mokoro (conventional dugout canoe) polers in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. As they put together for the annual Nkashi Traditional – a time-trial race based in 2018 by the Botswana Wild Chicken Belief (BWBT) that draws the quickest mokoro polers within the Delta – additionally they deal with grief, the native impacts of local weather change, and the urgency of preserving the custom of the mokoro and nkashi for the subsequent technology.

Nkashi: Race for the Okavango and the annual Nkashi Traditional race are made potential by Okavango Everlasting, a five-year partnership between Nationwide Geographic and De Beers to assist shield the supply waters of the Okavango Delta and the lives and livelihoods they help. The movie was created by the Affect Story Lab, an award-winning inventive unit throughout the Nationwide Geographic Society, in shut collaboration with Batswana filmmakers and native manufacturing firm, Parable Movement.

A number of Batswana led key roles within the movie’s creation, together with cinematographer, producer, sound recordist and drone pilot. The movie rating options tracks by Motswana musician Thato Kavinja and the Nature Setting & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF) Composers Lab together with South African musician Marcia Buwa.

‘The Okavango Delta is globally often called dwelling to charming wildlife. However movies made within the Okavango Delta have not often informed the tales of its extraordinary individuals, who’ve been defending our water, wildlife and traditions for the reason that starting of time,’ stated Thalefang Charles, a producer of the movie and Nationwide Geographic Explorer. ‘It’s extremely highly effective that Nkashi: Race for the Okavango celebrates mokoro polers and their tales in their very own language.’

Jill Tiefenthaler, Chief Government Officer of the Nationwide Geographic Society, stated: ‘On the Nationwide Geographic Society, we’re working to make sure a brighter, more healthy future for our planet and its individuals. It’s why we’re so deeply dedicated to serving to shield the Okavango Basin – one of the vital important conservation efforts in Africa. Nkashi: Race for the Okavango exemplifies the facility of storytelling to shine a light-weight on the individuals whose lives and livelihoods are deeply linked to this very important ecosystem. We’re honoured to work with the neighborhood members featured on this movie, the native storytellers who made it potential, and our Explorers and companions who interact educate, and advocate for the preservation of the Okavango Delta and its headwaters.’

View the trailer beneath:

Trailer: Nkashi: Race for the Okavango from National Geographic Society on Vimeo.

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