A Place Without People wins the FOCAL AWARD 2011 for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Footage.
FOCAL AWARD JURY: "By bringing the history of conservation in the USA and Europe together with the reality of African development, archive material is juxtaposed against the stark realities of modern African life.
This material is vital in showing the broader history of conservation, whilst the film allows the competing narratives of the people who have lived alongside Africa's wildlife for generations to be heard for the first time in such a context.
Moving beyond the natural history genre, the film's archive material shows how the idea 'wilderness' was created and how this frames the images and ideas we have about Africa today."
Picture below: Kimon Apostolidis receives the FOCAL AWARD by sponsor Dr Stephan Bleek/Framepool on behalf of Anemon.