Botswana film Okavango to screen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

30 January 2020

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Documentary Okavango: River of Dreams by Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, has been selected to screen in the Documentary Premieres programme at the Sundance Film festival – set to take place from 23 January to 2 February 2020. Okavango is the first film from Botswana selected to screen at the prestigious festival.

Dereck and Beverly Joubert are National Geographic explorers, filmmakers and founders of the Great Plains Foundation, a wildlife conservation organisation operating in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

The documentary received rave reviews from the Sundance community and the board. “In over 35 years of filmmaking, this is our first to be accepted into Sundance, a huge milestone for us in our careers,” comment Dereck and Beverly. Read the full article on Screen Africa here.