Thursday, October 30, 2008

About the Filmmakers

Dereck and Beverly Joubert, recently nominated "Explorers-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society are multiply awarded filmmakers, photographers, writers and conservationists. Their prime goal in life is to use their particular talents to enhance conservation and efforts to inspire other people to take care of the planet. Through their films, largely on the big cats of Africa; lions and leopards, as well as elephants they show a side of the natural world that is often hidden to people, and they explore the meanings, and relevance of the natural world to each and every one of us. "We have to understand that every thing is connected, and as soon as we understand that we are a part of every system in Earth, the easier it will be for us to find that balance here instead of forever being in conflict with nature, its wild animals and wild places."

Working with the National Geographic and based out of Botswana, the Jouberts have managed to influence policy and people's perceptions of the wild for over twenty five years. They continue with new projects all the time, honing their skills and widening that footprint of like minded people who simply believe that every decision you make today needs to be based on a sound and well thought out "internal  environmental impact assessment" of your own. "We all know roughly what is right and what is wrong. Make every decision based on that alone and we will all be in better shape."

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