Name ID 340
Extract Date: 1996
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President Benjamin Mkapa launched a film entitled 'The Leopard Son at the Sheraton Hotel yesterday.
The film which was shot in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation area, was produced by Hugo van Lawick, who has lived and worked among wild animals for more than 30 years, sources from the Nature Conservation Film (NCF) said.
The launching was organized by the NCF in collaboration with the Tanzania Tourist Board. The NCF sources said the 93-minute film is the true story of the birth, growth and coming of age of a leopard in Africa�s Serengeti Plains.
'Beautifully filmed by acclaimed naturalist Hugo van Lawick it is the tale of how a child learns the lessons of life at his mother�s side, and at the same time, how he finds his place in the world,' the sources explained.
The sources noted that the story of 'The Leopard Son' is aimed at promoting world awareness on the conservation of Serengeti National Park.