AFRICAN ANIMALS

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Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Documentary
  • Nature
  • Travelogue
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: AFRICAN ANIMALS

Reference number: 0147

Date: 1951c

Director: filmed by Nettie McGavin

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.00 mins

Description: Shows animals in Kruger National Park near Johannesburg, Hluhluwe Reserve near Durban, and Nairobi National Park in Kenya. Illustrates how colouring of animals blends with surroundings and portrays spraying of disinfectant against tsetse fly.

Commended at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1951. Entered in educational, general interest category.

Paper records held relating to this film at the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive 2/3/29; 2/3/31.

One of a number of films made by Nat and Nettie McGavin, of McGavin’s Tea, during company business trips to tea producing countries.

Shotlist: Credits (.05) Kruger National Park. They arrive by car. Several captions giving a description and brief history of the park (1.30) Wildebeest, Impala, Female Kudu, Male Kudu, Baboon, Giraffe, Gazelle, Waterbuck (4.42) Skukuza Rest Camp, Blue Crane, Hornbill, Baboons, Giraffe, Sable Antelope, Leopard, Elephants, leaving the park (9.30) Hluhluwe Game Reserve, North Natal. Buffalo, Warthog, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Zebra (11.31) shots of helicopter spraying reserve against tsetse fly. Breakfast at rest camp (12.03) Nairobi Game Reserve. Herd of Impala on the run. Shots of giraffe and zebra (13.27)