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Joan Root (1936–2006)

Joan was a British filmmaker and conservationist. She was the daughter of Edmund Thorpe, a British coffee farmer and safari guide. Joan and Alan Root (an amateur filmmaker) met and married in 1961. Since then they have made 10 documentary films on wildlife. They divorced in 1981. On January 12, 2006, assailants identified as an ex-employee and a ... See full bio »

Born:

in Kenya

Died:

(age 69) in Lake Naivasha, Kenya

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Known For

Baobab: Portrait of a Tree Cinematographer
(1973)
Mysterious Castles of Clay Cinematographer
(1978)
Mzima: Portrait of a Spring Cinematographer
(1972)
Balloon Safari Cinematographer
(1975)

Filmography

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 1980 Kopjes: A Rock for All Seasons (Documentary)
 1967-1980 Survival (TV Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Two in the Bush (1980)
- Kill by Kindness (1967)
 1978 Mysterious Castles of Clay (Documentary)
 1975 Balloon Safari (Documentary)
 1973 Merry-Go-Round (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Mzima (1973)
 1972 Mzima: Portrait of a Spring (Documentary)
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 1980 Kopjes: A Rock for All Seasons (Documentary) (producer)
 1978 Mysterious Castles of Clay (Documentary) (producer)
 1975 Balloon Safari (Documentary) (producer)
 1963-1974 Survival (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- The New Ark (1963) ... (producer)
 1973 Baobab: Portrait of a Tree (producer)
 1972 Mzima: Portrait of a Spring (Documentary) (producer)
Hide Hide Show Show Director (1 credit)
 1969 The World About Us (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
 1974-1980 Survival (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Two in the Bush (1980) ... Self
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 2009 The Blood of the Rose (Documentary)
Self
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Personal Details


Spouse:

Alan Root  (divorced)

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