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Documentaries about African Wildlife, Environment, and Conservation Issues

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I know this forum is frequented by ardent conservationists and lovers of Africa, and therefore I'd like to bring to your attention a new development from the AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FOUNDATION (AEFF).

A growing number of our documentaries about diverse environmental and conservation issues in Africa are now available to buy on Amazon, thanks to a partnership between AEFF and the Tribeca Film Institute's REFRAME program: http://reframecollection.org/collectionLists/collectionList?Id=28

Money raised from DVD sales on Amazon are re-directed back to our projects on the ground in Africa, helping to bring environmental and conservation education to those who need it most but who cannot afford it.

The films are multi-language, and so you can enjoy the films in English, or use them to brush up on your Kiswahili (and in some cases, your Maa and Kikamba too!). Please note each film will automatically start playing in the default language, which is English, but if you click back to the main menu, you can choose to view the film in another language.

By the end of this year, we hope to have at least 12 films available on Amazon. However, the titles currently available are:

NATURAL SECURITY http://africanenvironmentalfilms.squarespace.com/natural-security
(multi language DVD with option to view the film in English, Kiswahili or Maa)
From Kenya’s coast to its mountains, this film shows how people benefit from their natural ecosystems, both financially & through the supply of water from natural springs, the pollination of food crops by insects, and the maintenance of biodiversity. The film includes footage from the Mara Conservancy (Mara Triangle), Tsavo, the Chyulus, the Kenya Coast, and many other areas across the country.

RUNNING DRY http://africanenvironmentalfilms.squarespace.com/running-dry
(multi language DVD with option to view the film in English or Kiswahili)
A visually dramatic and hard-hitting documentary about water issues in Kenya (where people have just 30% of the water they need), explaining water cycles and threats to water availability due to deforestation, pollution and abuse of water reserves.

A KEEPER'S DIARY http://africanenvironmentalfilms.squarespace.com/diary
(multi language DVD with option to view the film in English, Kiswahili or Kikamba)
The amazing story of the Kenyan Elephant Keepers working with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to rear orphaned baby elephants. Seen through the keepers’ eyes, the film explores the psychology of the orphaned elephants and their understanding of us.

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE? http://africanenvironmentalfilms.squarespace.com/wanted
(multi-language DVD with option to view the film in English, Kiswahili or Maa):
An in-depth view of the role played by the African Elephant in the economy, ecology and security of East Africa, showing the threats posed to both people and animals by the potential renewal of an international ivory trade. This film contains footage from Kenya (Tsavo, Il Ngwesi, Namunyak, Lekurruki, Lewa Downs, Samburu, Amboseli) and South Africa.

BLACK RHINO - ON THE BRINK http://africanenvironmentalfilms.squarespace.com/rhino
(multi-language DVD with option to view the film in English or Kiswahili):
This film is a historical account covering the past thirty years, which charts the Black Rhino's slide towards extinction and the efforts made by many people in various African countries to halt this decline. Although still severely threatened, there is hope for the future as rhino numbers slowly increase. The film contains footage from Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

More information about all these films can be found on our website: http://www.aeffonline.org

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT
'THE AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FOUNDATION':

The African Environmental Film Foundation (AEFF) produces educational films about environmental and wildlife issues in Africa, for the people of Africa, in their own languages. Since its launch in 1998, AEFF’s films have been watched by millions of people across the continent and have inspired positive change.

The AEFF team works year-round in Africa, making films exclusively about African issues. By presenting the facts and working examples in a balanced and impartial way, AEFF enables and inspires individuals and whole communities to make informed decisions about their own environment. The films show people ways to forge a way out of poverty without depleting the very natural resources on which they depend for a healthy and sustainable future in the long term.

AEFF’s films are distributed and screened free of charge in Africa so that everyone has access to them, no matter what their financial status or educational background. By purchasing an AEFF DVD, you are not only acquiring an educational and informative resource, you are helping AEFF fulfill their mission to provide “Environmental Education through Film” in Africa. To follow the work of AEFF’s team and learn how you can do more to help, please visit http://www.aeffonline.org - Thank you.

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