Nkashi: Race for Okavango film premieres


National Geographic Society (NGS) and De Beers, through their Okavango Eternal partnership, has announced the world premiere of the groundbreaking documentary film ‘Nkashi: Race for the Okavango’ that will take place at dual events in Maun and Gaborone, Botswana on March 7 and 9 respectively.

The film, made in Setswana in collaboration with Batswana filmmakers, showcases the wonder and importance of the Okavango Delta and Botswana to the world and will be officially introduced by President Mokgweetsi Masisi at the Gaborone event.

The television world premiere of the film will take place on Botswana Television’s Btv1 channel on March 9 at 8:pm. ‘Nkashi: Race for the Okavango’, tells the story of three mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) polers in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. As they prepare for the annual Nkashi Classic – a time-trial race, founded in 2018 by the Botswana Wild Bird Trust (BWBT), that attracts the fastest mokoro polers in the Delta – they also contend with grief, the local impacts of climate change and the urgency of preserving the tradition of the mokoro and nkashi for the next generation.

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We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

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