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** MEDIA ADVISORY – WEEK TWO COP27 ** NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TO SCREEN ANGOLAN FILM ‘KWANDO’ AT COP27 

National Geographic to screen “Kwando,”in Green Zone at COP27.

SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT – On Thursday, November 17 at COP27, National Geographic will screen “Kwando,” a film about the importance of protecting the Angolan highlands – which supply 95% of the water that feeds the Okavango Delta. 

WHAT: “Kwando” follows Elias Ngunga, a young Angolan fisherman who is haunted by his past as a child soldier and uncertain of his future. Elias joins a team of international scientists who are documenting the Kwando River, one of Angola’s least understood bodies of water. Through hardships, scientific discoveries, and a growing love of birds, Elias gains hope for a new future for his homeland. 

“Kwando” was an official selection at the Riviera and Fribourg International Film Festivals; and it was recently named best documentary at the Unitel Angola Move Festival de Cinema. The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles. 

WHO: Kerllen Costa, Country Director for Angola, National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project, in discussion with Ghaamid Abdulbasat Hatibu, National Geographic Young Explorer.

WHEN:  5:00 PM EET,  Thursday, November 17, 2022 

WHERE: COP27, Green Zone, Zone A, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

 

CONTACTS AND NOTES TO EDITORS:  

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Kirsten Weymouth, Senior Director, Impact Communications, National Geographic Society
Mobile/WhatsApp: +1 703 928 4995, kweymouth@ngs.org  

or

Steph Miceli, Senior Manager, Impact Communications, National Geographic Society
Mobile, Whatsapp: +1 617 943 951, smiceli@ngs.org

 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OKAVANGO WILDERNESS PROJECT

The National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (NGOWP) is committed to securing permanent, sustainable protection for the greater Okavango River Basin, from the source waters in the highlands of Angola, to the Delta in Botswana. Since 2015, NGOWP has been working with local communities; NGOs; and the governments of Angola, Namibia, and Botswana to realize this vision.

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