XXXX attends the National Geographic premiere screening of "Into the Okavango" on April 22, 2018 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

It was quite an experience to attend the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, on Sunday April 22.  My voyage there was to see the world premiere of the documentary titled Into the Okavango, directed by Neal Gelinas.  It is absolutely spell binding.  To see a group of scientists, men and women enter one of our planet’s last remaining wildernesses, finding it possible to survive for 4 months with only what they were carrying, pulling their boats through the forest where there was no water for many miles, to water areas that were surrounded by simply shrubbery and animals.  This was unbelievable to witness.  We saw elephants splashing in the water and running on the ground, along with rarely seen birds soaring overhead.  What we are made aware of is that a river basin called Okavango, which serves as a water source for more than 1 million people, is under dire threat.  Their search and examination is headed by Dr. Steve Boyes, with a team of international scientists and photographers, and yes African guides.  Brilliantly filmed, you will find it spell binding witnessing at times terrifying, at other times tragic, and inspiring scenes of survival.  So when you leave the theater, you will hope and pray that the means are found to save this priceless area of our earth.  I remind myself that we human being are on Earth to share it with other life.  Beautiful elephants, gigantic fish, and on and on.  This movie will be an experience and will hopefully communicate a dramatic message for mankind. Kreskin
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