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LIFE AT THE WATERHOLE (PBS)
Premieres Wednesday, May 19
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/19/21 - ???
STATUS:
new this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (3 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from PBS's press release, April 2021) PBS, in partnership with the BBC Studios Natural History Unit, announced today the premiere of LIFE AT THE WATERHOLE, a new three-part series that explores the daily drama of African wildlife at a unique waterhole rigged with partially submerged and weather-proofed cameras in Tanzania. Created by working with local Hadzabe and Maasai communities and hosted by renowned conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan alongside award-winning wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole, the series premieres Wednesdays, May 19-June 2, 2021 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app. Waterholes are vital to the African ecosystem as bustling oases where elephants, lions, leopards and hundreds of other species meet and compete for water. The competition for existing resources has even led to human-animal conflict. Despite the growing fight for resources, little is known about how these waterholes support so much life. To film LIFE AT THE WATERHOLE, the BBC Studios Natural History Unit and PBS, working with Mwiba Wildlife Reserve and local communities in Tanzania, build an artificial waterhole and outfit it with cameras. Within hours of construction, thirsty animals flock to drink, and the team uncovers the waterhole's complex dynamics for the first time. Filmed over three periods - the middle of the dry season, the hottest time of year and the height of the first rains - the series reveals dramatic interactions and unlikely rivalries, as well as some unexpected moments of humor. As elephants, warthogs, giraffes, monkeys and big cats jostle for position, scientists gain a greater understanding of the important role of water in Africa as its wildlife faces the growing impact of climate change.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anwar Mamon as PROD
· Roger Webb as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Studios