Portrait of Africa (1989)

Genres - Music, Nature  |   Sub-Genres - Armchair Travel  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |  
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The sights and sounds of the dark continent come alive in Portrait of Africa. A visual safari, the one-hour documentary presents a breathtaking musical tour of the widely differing landscapes. Swayed by the rhythms of Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Miriam Makeba, the viewer is lifted high above the plains of the Serengeti to touch down on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kenya unfolds to the beat of Vangelis. Lake Turkana seduces the camera with its wildly rugged coast. The settings play host to a cornucopia of the people and animals that inhabit this massive land. Portrait of Africa leaves a lasting impression of vast riches, wealth measured by the senses.



Africa, landscaping, music-video, odyssey