OWNING THE NARRATIVE

Why wildlife films should be accessible to Africans

Targeting mzungus instead of locals perpetuates idea of ‘white saviour’

In Summary

• Africa is full of wildlife but nature films are produced, narrated by, shown to Whites

• That millions tune in to Kenyan-made narrative discredits idea locals are uninterested

Growing up, I remember watching nature shows of British naturalist Sir David Attenborough, exploring remote regions of Africa and the world. Also popular at the time was the Born Free film and TV ...

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