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Rivers of Fire and Ice (1968)

An account of a safari through Africa by wildlife photographer Ron Shanin.

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An account of a safari through Africa by wildlife photographer Ron Shanin.

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Okay for this kind of thing
20 October 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

If you know the typical product Crown International Pictures put out, you may be as surprised as I was that they picked up this documentary, one that is fit for the entire family (that is, if Mom and Dad don't mind their kids seeing some native nudity.) It's a kind of confusing documentary, jumping wildly from one topic to another at a fairly fast pace. The narrator seems to be a different person than the person seen throughout, since the narrator several times makes the error of referring to lions - who are clearly female lions - as male. Also, the narrator's attitude towards various African natives seems somewhat condescending at times. Still, the documentary is never boring, running a brisk 74 minutes long, and has some genuinely captivating footage. It's an okay example of a feature length nature documentary, but if you want a better showcase of Africa I suggest you track down a copy of "Animals Are Beautiful People".


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