Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In Desert and Wilderness is a long but rewarding adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz. The principal characters are two young children, who are kidnapped and held for ransom. Escaping their captors, the kids are forced to brave the dangers of uncharted Africa. With little preparation for their plight, the children are nonetheless quick learners when it comes to survival skills. Lensed on location, In Desert and Wilderness is by no means a children's film, though older kids might find it worthwhile.
kidnapping, escape, Africa, desert, wilderness, courage, survivor