A film on the 12 months Ecological workings of the Auob river bed in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park between South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. 

The first 1 and a 1/2 hour film ( and/or  1 hour documentary)  on the ecological functioning over a year along the Auob River bed in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier in HD.  Arguable one of the most photogenic biodiversities on the planet. Covering the wet phase, the arid phase and the transitional phase I show the animal and plant interaction with each other and discuss survival techniques of the species only in the dry river bed of a 120 km long. Most of the life in this part of the Kgalagadi depends on  this dry ancient river that flows at most twice a century for a few days. The rest of the time the camelthorn trees along the river bed sustain a mini ecology in and around them because its roots tap into a underwater river 30 meters below the river bed and a few man made waterholes provide some water in drought. Filmed over two years and self sponsored.  Ecologically most friendly. For example, no special permits were acquired and filming was done from the one tourist road along the river bed during normal tourist hours. No other special privileges were requested. No animal was disturbed or interacted with. I never left my vehicle. No other tourist was inconvenienced and I stayed in a tent and only made two wood fires to cook on during two years of shooting. I only ate bread baked by local people and during filming attended where possible to their social needs.  Filmed, directed, edit, script, sound, sponsor, research,   by Joe Lategan.

 

 

 

 

 







"Auob river" 

DVD mail Order account info.

 J.S Lategan        Acc. no. 3-1015-8941     ABSA     Branch -  632005

Mail proof of payment to;  info@catfishjoeproductions.co.za and use "Auob DVD"  as reference.                                                                                

R200 ( postage included )