“Into the Okavango” Documentary at 2019 Emmy Awards

Luanda – “Into the Okavango”, a documentary that portrays the first scientific expedition along the Okavango watershed, is among the nominees for the 2019 Emmy Awards.

According to Euronews, Into the Okavango of National Geographic Society filmmaker, Neil Gelinas, is nominated best nature documentary.

In 94 minutes, it sums up four months of work by the new explorers, an international multidisciplinary team led by channel scientist Steve Boyes.

He recently won the title of best explorer of the year at the National Geographic festival in Washington (USA).

It is a documentary about the scientific expedition made by the National Geographic team to Angola in 2015, led by the Angolan Adjany Costa.

Speaking to Euronews, Kerllen Costa, manager for Angola of the National Geographic Okavango project, said that making of the film / documentary served to record the first scientific expedition made along the Okavango Basin.

For four months, the team explored a course of about 2,500 kilometers through Angola and Namibia to Botswana.

The Okavango River Basin covers a hydrologically active surface of about 323,192 km2, in an area shared by three southern African countries: Angola, Namibia and Botswana.

Its main flow results from runoff from sub-humid and semi-arid plains of Angola’s south-eastern Cuando Cubango province, which extends over an area of ??120,000 km2, before concentrating along the banks between Namibia and Angola, flowing into a fan or glide to a height of 980 meters.

Kerlen Costa also announced the upcoming release of the next documentary titled Cuando. A film that portrays the scientific expedition made in 2018 along the Cuando River.

The project team consists of 34 people, including researchers, specialists in different types of fauna and flora, environmentalists, guides, translators, photographers, image operators and others. So far, they have identified 407 birds, 92 fish, 99 reptiles, 14 plant species, and a large number of mammals and amphibians.

The Okavango-Zambezi project is the largest cross-border initiative on the African continent, linking 36 conservation areas across Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.

Source: Angola Press News Agency