Seaton Thomson & Asscociates

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Wildlife Documentaries

The early Members of Seaton Thomson & Associates were involved in wildlife documentaries since 1987. It produced documentaries on Chobe National Park and Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana, the former documentary, entitled "Cry for Africa", received 1st Prize as the best travel documentary at World Travel Market in 1990.

The partnership has also produced a documentary on Gareth Patterson entitled "Born to be Free" which was distributed internationally on Discovery channel worldwide. The story "Born to be Free" relates to the translocation of George Adamson's last three lion cubs ("Born Free") from Kora National Park in Kenya to the Northern Tuli Game Reserve where they were rehabilitated to the wild.

During 1992 Grahame Thomson, in association with Talking Pictures, produced a 55 minute wildlife documentary entitled "Kaokoveld, How Can I Tell You?". The theme and cornerstone of the story line related specifically to the status of the desert elephants and black rhino of the then Damaraland / Kaokoveld and also the interrelationship between these species and the nomadic Himba tribe. It must be pointed out that both desert ranging species faced extinction during the mid 1980s, when excessive poaching and continuous drought resulted in a huge population demise.

"Kaokoveld, How Can How can I Tell You?" was initially screened on M-Net South Africa and received rave reviews in both the electronic and print media. Subsequent to its release in South Africa, the film was sold to Discovery USA and eventually screened by television in excess of 80 networks worldwide.

Quotes

"Nature is man's teacher.
She unfolds her treasure to his search,
unseals his eye, illumes his mind,
and purifies his heart;
an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds
of her existence."

Alfred Billings Street