The sheer amount of time, money and human effort that is injected into organising, conducting and reporting a scientific expedition is hardly imaginable. The whole process, from its inception over a beer to its conclusion with paper publishing can be extremely challenging.
However as Theodore Roosevelt rightly proclaimed “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well”.
And this is particularly relevant in the sciences, and even more so when considering scientific expeditions, where the harsher the environment, and the more challenging the workload and the methods, the higher the quality of the outputs.
Unfortunately, all too often, these efforts are gradually forgotten as the memories fade, the reports are buried, and the years pass following an expedition. Thankfully, these days there are options for documenting expeditions through more than just reports, and so for Expedition Angano, we hope a film will keep the legacy alive for a few more years.
It is with great pleasure that I can share with you a ‘taster’ of the upcoming film ‘Madagascar – Life On The Edge’ produced by Duncan Parker and his team at Falcon Productions.
Duncan has done a wonderful job of marrying gorgeous wildlife footage with a wilderness research expedition story-line, whilst also touching on important socio-cultural conservation issues, and even managing to include some lighthearted comedic moments.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/202651212″>Madagascar – Life on the Edge Taster</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/falconproductionsltd”>Falcon Productions</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>