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Nicolet College - South African Safari and its filmmaker come to Nicolet College March 5


South African Safari and its filmmaker
come to Nicolet College March 5


Feb. 23, 2012
The stunning scenery and exotic wildlife of South Africa will be front and center in the Nicolet College Theatre Monday, March 5, when a documentary film of the region is shown starting at 7:30 p.m.

Canadian documentary filmmaker John Wilson will be on hand to present his film, South African Safari, and answer questions after the showing.

LionsAdmission is free.

Wilson filmed the documentary with naturalist Denice Wilkins. In the manner of the intrepid tourist, the team traveled by horseback, land rover, helicopter, houseboat, steam train, even by ostrich, to explore the country's spectacular natural wonders.

For a country so small, South Africa flaunts an amazing range of topography and biodiversity, rich in wildlife and breathtaking scenery. The film takes viewers to the savannah, the desert, to towering waterfalls and deep canyons and into the heart of the jungle. The filmmakers also touch on native cultures and tribal traditions. Among the highlights are visits to Namaqualand, Drakensburg, the wine lands of the Cape, the Kalahari desert, Outdshoorn, Cape Town, and a performance by Swazi dancers.

"For those of us who can't travel to the exotic corners of the world, films like South African Safari are the next best thing," said Nicolet Theatre Director Jim Nuttall. "With its artful photography, this documentary takes the travelogue to a higher level. We're treated to an 82-minute armchair tour of just about every corner of South Africa."

The film, Ghost Towns of the Wild West, originally scheduled for March 5, will be shown Tuesday, March 27. For more information, visit