Serengeti Shall Not Die (Tanzania: 1959)

Director

Bernhard Grzimek

Cast list

Bernhard Grzimek          Voice/himself
Holger Hagen                   Voice
Hermann Rockmann      Narrator (voice)

Credits

Producer                 Bernhard Grzimek
Cinematography   Herman Gimbel
Richard Graf
Alan Root

Film Editing Klaus Dudenhofer

Synopsis

“Serengenti Shall Not Die” is a 1959 documentary film written and directed by Bernhard Grzmimek that highlights the efforts of Bernhard himself as well as his son, Michael Grzmimek, to preserve the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The movie also discusses threats posed to the Serengeti landscape stemming from human neglect and ignorance of its vast natural beauty.

Reviews

Reviews:
Serengeti Park National Website, “Serengeti Shall Not Die.”
Peter Baxter, “Serengeti Shall Not Die.” Peter Baxter Africa (blog)

Academic Articles:
Boes, Tobias. "Political Animals: Serengeti Shall Not Die and the Cultural Heritage of Mankind." German Studies Review 36.1: 41-59. The German Studies Association. Web. 2013. <http://tobiasboes.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/04_GSR36.1Boes.pdf>.

Kideghesho, J. R. 2010. ‘Serengeti shall not die’: Transforming an Ambition into a Reality. Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 3 (3):228-248. Available online: www.tropicalconservationscience.org

Lekan, Thomas. "Serengeti Shall Not Die: Bernhard Grzimek, Wildlife Film, and the Making of a Tourist Landscape in East Africa." The Author. Oxford Journals. Oxford University Press. Web. 2011. <http://gh.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/2/224.short>.als. Oxford University Press. Web. 2011