eye of the leopard

29 06 2008

This 90 minute dramocumentary, filmed over two years by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the award-winning filmmakers of Eternal Enemies is a must see. Effectively told through a series of flashbacks, the film chronicles the first two years of one leopard’s life. His name is Legadema. There are no humans in this one. It’s all about the cats. You’ve got to see what Legadema does when he finds himself in possession of a day-old baboon baby. It will amaze you.

I’m willing to admit that these kinds of dramocumentaries manufacture a story to a large degree, but this stuff is caught on film and I don’t think the cats are privy to the script.




3 responses

4 07 2008
Utah Savage

The pictures of Golden Gate Park take me back to my days living close to the park and spending all my time there or at the donut shop near by. I wonder if it’s still there. This was in the early ’60s so it’s ancient history, yet the park looks unchanged.
Thanks for the memories.

4 07 2008

You’re so random, Utah.

What did you think about Jeremy Iron’s narration, or the big surprise when Legadema discovered the baby baboon?

For those of you keeping score at home, this documentary was filmed in Botswana, not Golden Gate Park.

7 07 2008
Utah Savage

Very funny. Not the film, but you. Sorry, but I’m preoccupied with baking. No time for movies or philosophy.

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