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MIPTV Picks: Wildwives of Savannah Lane

This isn't a typical blue-chip natural history doc. Wildwives tells its tales with a wink, 'casting' a female hippo, lioness, cheetah, elephant and baboon as the lead 'characters' in this look at life in the wilds of the African Savannah.
March 31, 2010


This isn’t a typical blue-chip natural history doc. Sure, it’s directed by acclaimed wildlife doc director/editor Laurent Frapat, and contains more than its fair share of breathtaking cinematography and interesting animal behaviors. But with a sly nod to modern TV staples, Wildwives tells its tales with a wink, ‘casting’ a female hippo, lioness, cheetah, elephant and baboon as the lead ‘characters’ in this look at life in the wilds of the African Savannah.
Partners: One Planet for Animal Planet International and France 5 with the participation of Planete / Canal + España / HD Suisse / RTBF / TSR / Canal Futura / EBS; distributed by ZED

Wrapped: September, 2009

Length: 6 x 52 minutes, HD

Rights Available: Worldwide

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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