Monday, April 23, 2018

INTO THE OKAVANGO (2018) Tribeca 2018

With Botswana’s Okavango Delta appearing to be shrinking a team of explorers decides to follow the river that feeds the Delta to find out where the water is going. The result is a four month journey through war torn lands and through unexpected and uncharted environments.

Beautiful to look at film is highly recommended if you can see it on a big screen. This is a film filled with stunning images that often take your breath away. I was in awe and absolutely delighted that I go to see this on a movie size screen.

As an informational film INTO THE OKAVANGO isn't particularly deep. While we get enough information to understand the story of the river and the delta, there is also a sense that we are missing part of the story. We get several high points of the journey but nothing too really get a better sense of what sections of the trip were like. I often wanted to know if anyone was keeping a diary of the trip because I would have loved to know more about pretty much every step of the journey.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the film but I wanted to know more about what happened, and more about the people taking the trip. Most of the people barely register to the point where names are mentioned I really had no idea who they were forty minutes after being introduced.

Reservations aside the film is worth seeing for the images if nothing else- especially if you can see it on a big theater screen.

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