Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Seychelles is an island country north of Madagascar in the western Indian Ocean that obtained its independence from Great Britain in 1976. This documentary, narrated by Omar Sharif, explores the flora and fauna of the islands, including male and female coconuts that resemble human reproductive organs, gigantic tortoises that reach a considerable age, bats that eat fruit, and other marvels. In an odd combination of beliefs, legend has it that British General Gordon put the original Garden of Eden in a hidden valley on the island of Praslin. The implication of course, is that anyone looking for that well-known garden is welcome to visit and find it here.