The battle for our world’s last nature strongholds has begun

The mighty Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, plays host to an incredible four-part documentary series titled Wild Zambezi. Celebrating Environment Month in June, the docuseries will screen exclusively at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas around South Africa, with the first episode releasing on 9 and 11 June.

And, the best part is that the price of the movie ticket for each episode is just R50.

Each episode will have two screening days – on Sunday and Tuesday at 12h00; 14h30; 17h00 and 19h30 – at the following Ster-Kinekor sites:

  • Rosebank Nouveau (Johannesburg)
  • Brooklyn (Pretoria)
  • I’Langa (Mbombela)
  • V&A Waterfront (Western Cape)
  • Somerset Mall (Western Cape)
  • Tygervalley (Western Cape)
  • Maerua Mall (Windhoek, Namibia)
  • Manda Hill (Lusaka, Zambia – tickets are 75 kwacha)

Produced by Greater Good Productions Ltd and narrated by the esteemed author, director, playwright, actor and long-time conservationist Dr John Kani, Wild Zambezi is about making a stand and truly protecting the last precious wilderness strongholds on this planet, which are currently under serious threat.

The battle of economic development versus the protection of the natural world is a conflict that has been raging for decades. As the human population rapidly expands, so does the urgency to protect Africa’s and, indeed, the world’s unique and most diverse ecosystems.

In the heart of Zambia lies the lesser known gem, the Lower Zambezi National Park, a pristine protected wilderness battling against the relentless encroachment of mankind. This struggle mirrors the existential crisis gripping our planet’s most fragile ecosystems. Spanning 4 092 square kilometres along the Zambezi River, the park faces its greatest threat yet: an open-cast copper mine in the heart of the park, approved by Zambia’s Environmental Agency.

Wild Zambezi ventures into the park’s vibrant tapestry of life, intertwining its rich biodiversity with Zambia’s history. The series deals with themes such as truly protecting the last protected wilderness areas on the planet, climate change, community livelihoods, animal and human co-existence, ecotourism and conservation.

Watch the trailer here.

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