The End of the game

United States, 1975

Film
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In the African dawn, thunderclouds gather, welcomed by croaking frogs in the marshes. Monkeys swing on trees, lion cubs pull one another’s tails and the gnu, antelope and giraffe suckle their young. The animals of the savanna hunt and play. The sound of a rifle shatters the magic. Animals disappear - one by one - in a dramatic climax that makes a poignant plea for conservation. Filmed, without spoken commentary, by Robin Lehman in Kenya, Tanzania and Zaire.

Credits

production company

Opus Films

co-producer

Claire Wilbur

Robin Lehman

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012967

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animal culture

Animals & Wildlife → Animals

Animals & Wildlife → Animals and civilization

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife conservation - Africa

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Africa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Kenya

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wildlife conservation - Africa

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Places → Africa

Places → Kenya

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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