menu-home menu-films menu-people menu-oral-history menu-education menu-events menu-about
Corner Image
WildFilmHistory logo
WildFilmHistory » Home » Films » The World About Us (1967 - 1987): Countdown for the Everglades

The World About Us (1967 - 1987): Countdown for the Everglades  (1971)

Barry Paine at Cape Kennedy

Cape Kennedy, the launch pad for mankind's latest space venture, lies on the coast of Florida - a State with an expanding population faced with one of the earth's oldest problems.

In the middle of Florida there is Lake Okeechobee and from it seeps the widest, shallowest and strangest river in America.  This 'river of grass' is the Everglades.  It is the haunt of the alligator, and a wealth of water birds, fish, snakes, deer and other creatures who all depend on water.  People want to live there too.  Now this unique river is running dry and Tony Soper travelled two thousand miles in Southern Florida to find out why.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
Woodlands
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2
Email: motiongallery.uk@bbc.co.uk
Website: http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com

Film credits

Executive Producer: Christopher Parsons
Film Editor: Jim Cryan
Narrator: Tony Soper
Photography: Wilf Gray
Photography: Guy Blanchard
Photography: Red Killimett
Photography: Oxford Scientific (OSF)
Presenter: Tony Soper
Producer: Barry Ernest Paine
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Sound: Dudley Plummer
Sound: Peter Rann
Stills
Camera team at Cape Kennedy
Camera team at Cape Kennedy
Camera crew take a rest in prepeartion for filming
Camera crew take a rest in prepeartion for...
Camera crew at Florida space rocket launch area
Camera crew at Florida space rocket launch...
Tony Soper feeds a manatee
Tony Soper feeds a manatee
Barry Paine at Cape Kennedy
Barry Paine at Cape Kennedy
Camera crew and Tony Soper filming in Florida
Camera crew and Tony Soper filming in Florida
Camera crew filming launch
Camera crew filming launch
Sound recordist in Florida
Sound recordist in Florida
Camera crew in Everglades
Camera crew in Everglades
Tony Soper prepares to speak to camera
Tony Soper prepares to speak to camera