10 Of The Best Documentary Films about Africa

Written by Mark Rausch


5. Darwin’s Nightmare (2004)

In Tanzania’s Lake Victoria, Nile river perch have been introduced into the waters, laying ruin to the ecosystem with unprecedented results for the human communities living around the area. The predator fish have eaten the species residents once depended upon for local commercial fishing. Perch fillets are now shipped out to European markets for high prices. The documentary also delves into the weapons-running caché that shipping planes are involved in, and the AIDS crisis, which has escalated. It’s a harsh, terrifying look at third-world exploitation and globalization.

Source: wikipedia.com, bbc.co.uk