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Eye-to-eye introduction by Nashen Moodley, director of the Sydney Film Festival, Australia

This film presents the animals of the Kalahari, the Namibian Desert and the Okovango Delta, with extensive use of music, and by drawing parallels to human behaviour. Of course elephants are featured prominently. We see them experiencing  parenting problems with their offspring, drunken nights, and elephant-sized hangovers after consuming fermented marula fruits… Fifty years after the film was made, some of the comparisons between humans and animals may no longer be entirely up-to-date – but the film remains one of the most enjoyable animal documentaries of all times.

To the trailer

Programme Terrible Beauty

Practical info

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  • Still together against Corona

    As a precaution, we are continuing some efficient and proven measures at the Humboldt Forum in order to be able to guarantee basic protection for all visitors and staff. We regularly check the current infection situation and will adapt our in-house measures accordingly.

  • Recommendation to wear a mask

    Visitors aged 6 and over are recommended to wear an FFP2 or medical face mask in all interior rooms of the Humboldt Forum. Unless otherwise stated, this also applies to guided tours and events. For your own safety and the safety of your children, we recommend that all age groups take a rapid antigen test before visiting the Humboldt Forum.