Film and Talk: Flight of The Condor 3

  • BRLSI |
  • Film |
  • Thursday, 29 November 2012 - 19:30

The third and last of this series is returning by popular request. Mike Andrews, who conceived and directed this famous 1982 BBC Natural History Unity TV series, will show the third of the three programmes this winter and give a slide show about the adventures of it's filming.

Mike first filmed the Andes in 1961 and the Amazon in 1965 (when he panned for gold and helped deliver a baby). The 'Flight of the Condor' was the culmination of a 20 year ambition to make a TV series about the spectacle and wildlife of the two. Before Mike, nobody had made a wildlife programme that followed the Amazon and its changing ecosystem from the melting glaciers at 16,000 ft. to sea level. IT required complicated logistics, from pack mules to a float place and canoes, a cameraman who could climb trees, patching a vital fuel tank with araldite glue, and Mike being cuddled by an ocelot (large spotted cat).

Venue details

BRLSI
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 16-18 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HN