Living On The Edge: A Life in the Sahel

A beautifully shot film telling the story of bird migration filmed in Holland, UK, Malta, Morocco and West Africa.
Bird flight has fascinated mankind for millennia and migration is one of nature’s true wonders, how such a small creature can travel thousands of miles navigating across open water and across mountain ranges.
The Sahel region in Africa has always offered sanctuary for billions of birds, a place of warmth and food, in contrast to the northern winters. But like almost every region of our fragile Earth things are changing fast and wildlife is under great pressure, especially from habitat loss.
Ironically, by destroying habitats for many other species, humans have made their own life more difficult. Over farming and overfishing is a good example.
The producers were able to capture the vibrancy of life in Africa, not only with unique wildlife footage, but stories of the people from both Burkina Faso and Morocco, whose lives are interwoven with that of their environment and the life of Birds.

Genre: Documentary, Nature
Format: 4K / HD
Episodes: 1 x 60 mins
Languages: English, French version available
Production Year: 2012
Original Broadcaster: VARA Netherlands