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Serengeti Rules

Serengeti Rules is a movie starring Jim Estes, Jaime Excell, and Bob Paine. Exploring some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth, five pioneering scientists make surprising discoveries that flip our understanding of...

Other Titles
The Serengeti Rules
Running Time
1 hours 24 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Biography, Documentary
Nicolas Brown
Nicolas Brown
Bob Paine, Mathieson McCrae, Jaime Excell, Jim Estes
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Exploring some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth, five pioneering scientists make surprising discoveries that flip our understanding of nature on its head, and offer new hope for restoring our world.

Comments about biography «Serengeti Rules» (14)

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Frances W.

Serengeti Rules is a great film. I really enjoyed it, and I think it's one of the best films of the year. I love how it was shot, and I think it's one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. I'm not a huge fan of docu-dramas, and I don't think I'd ever seen a documentary that I liked more than this one. I also think the acting is excellent, and the interviews with the actors are very insightful. The cinematography is great, and the soundtrack is very fitting. I can't say enough about this film. 9/10

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In our lifetime, we have seen the emergence of "science-based" medicine, and the turning of its practice by the pharmaceutical industry. We have seen a number of good documentaries about this phenomenon. This is not one of them. This is a documentary about a man who is a great scientific and medical pioneer and who founded the "Kalaallit" tribe in Ethiopia. I would say that this is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen about this particular subject. The film starts from the time that one of his children is born, and the fact that the parents leave Ethiopia and settle in the US. We also get to see how they form a tribe and how they get to work together. These are all great stories about one man, and they are very interesting to watch. After all, this man is the man who created medicine and the technology that has been brought to the world. He was also one of the pioneers of AIDS and HIV/AIDS medicine. He is the man who tried to treat the people of Africa with the drugs that were brought to the US. It is a documentary about a man who became a great scientist, a man who became a great man. It is a great movie, and I recommend it to everybody who wants to know more about the life of a great man.

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Bryan Fowler

In late 2006, some images that I would like to use in my documentaries (and I had a bit of an idea that I could make a movie about them), got to be highly confidential and the copyright holder had to agree with me on some points. In other words, a movie was required to be produced and go into production. As I had the rights to use the images, I decided to use them as I did. The results are, I think, worth watching. It is so very hard to make a documentary that is good but also about very important and exciting events that are happening in the world today. And that is what this movie is about. The last two years have been very tough for people who want to know about the global problems, but also about the people and the issues that are always very important to them. The great E. J. Dionne, whose book "Life of Pi" is about the relationship between Pi, and the King of Poland, and the picture that the book "Serengeti Rules" gives us about the relationship between the Serengeti and the central government, was asked in a question about the news media and the western world. He said: "Is there a way of making a movie about the world and the news media?" And he answered: "No, the news media are basically corrupt, and everything is available." This is exactly what I wanted to show the world through the eyes of the Serengeti. The news media are often not very honest. The government, of course, are corrupt. So it is not a surprise that there are very biased stories that are made about the Serengeti. The Serengeti Rule, on the other hand, tries to be objective about the Serengeti and tries to tell the truth. And if this documentary does not say much about the Serengeti, at least the people who are watching it are watching it without bias.

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Harold Fisher

I was watching this documentary last night and it was so moving. I have never been able to see this kind of doc on TV before and I was so touched by the story. I thought that the director had such a talent for telling this story and then he showed us how he managed to find the tribe in the first place. It was so well done. It was such a strong and strong story. It was also funny how he managed to get all the footage of the tribe. It was such a great thing. I really hope he keeps this great story going. I really liked the story. It was very touching. I would recommend everyone to see this. It is a great story.

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Mildred Fields

I was pleasantly surprised with the manner in which the film dealt with the Vodacom - Smithers debacle, especially as the public had a difficult time understanding the background of the documentary. The film itself is well-done, but I thought the reason it was successful was because the "Vodacom" narrative was well-crafted and told (as opposed to the "Smithers" narrative, which was just shallow and confusing). The footage of the Vodacom deal was mostly good, but the information about Smithers' side of the story was hard to follow. It took a little patience to understand how Smithers saw himself as a "contractor", not a "whistleblower". I understand that Smithers' side of the story was told through a series of interviews and video clips, but there is a chance the audience may not fully understand how the world he was part of worked, especially as he had more than 10 years of experience working for Vodacom. The director was also good at showing both sides of the story in a very balanced way, with good cinematography. However, I found it difficult to connect with the content and pacing of the film, which wasn't very compelling. Overall, it was a well-made documentary, but I found it to be underwhelming.

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The documentary "Serengeti Rules" is an excellent documentary about a very short time period in time, the story of the people of the Sudan, who lived and thrived on the African continent. I would have to say that this documentary is very close to the truth, when I say that the story is more than just a "history lesson" but a true story about a people. I would love to know more about the people of the Sudan, but that's something I'll have to watch for myself, if I'm interested. As a documentary the movie is fantastic, because it captures the lives of people and their struggles, in particular the children. The movie does an excellent job of being informative and well structured. The movie also shows how people in the Sudan were suffering during the civil war. This film does a great job of telling the story of the Sudanese people, how their lives were changed by the civil war, how they faced the atrocities, and how they became isolated from the rest of the world. If you are interested in the Sudan, I would definitely recommend that you see this documentary.

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Marilyn Edwards

In the 1970's, the indigenous Inuit of Canada were pitted against the Canadian government, government-sponsored health services, and missionaries, all to force them to abandon their religion and culture. In the process, many of the Inuit went from being fully integrated into society to being outsiders. The documentary begins with a narration from Inuit historian Frank Dikötter, who describes how the Inuit were both the victims of the Canadian government, and the beneficiaries of its political actions. This is followed by interviews with some of the Inuit who participated in the White Earth Project and their descendants. There is an extensive documentary of how the Inuit were once brought to their traditional lands, how the land was surveyed, and how the Inuit were forced to leave. A film that looks at the effects of colonialism and imperialism, and the consequences of this colonization, which have created both a negative impact, and a positive one. This film is a must see for anyone interested in history, and anyone who cares about the effects of colonization. The narration is fascinating, and the documentary is insightful, both in its content, and in its execution. I would recommend this film to anyone interested in the history of the Canadian government's colonization and genocide of the indigenous Inuit. This is a film that anyone who cares about history, and how history affects us, should see.

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Nathan Vargas

Rupan Deb and (Ronit Elkabetz) has an interesting project in the 'Serengeti Rules' series. I will start with the project as I have read some of the books, and I like the idea of it. I think that the English translation of the book is a great idea. It is like the film version of the movie, except the visuals, they could be better. I am a fan of the book, and I could not get through it. The book was better, but I have to admit that the movie version of the book is better. If you have read the book and don't like the movie version, just read the book again, it would make a much better story.

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Patricia H.

I don't think I have ever written a comment on a documentary before. I have watched a few documentaries, but this one has really pulled me in. The only thing that keeps me from giving it a 10 star rating is the fact that I have to wait for the next documentary to see what they have to say about it. I will say that I am glad that they did not show the actual movie in its entirety. The movie is actually a lot more interesting than the short. I feel like they really need to release the full version. It's just too hard to watch it all at once. The only way I can see it is as a part of a series. I think this movie is so great that I can't wait to see the next documentary. I just hope that they can release the full version so I can watch it again.

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Roger P.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this documentary. Would it be "classic" fashion photography? Would it be a pretty one-sided look at the roles, sometimes, that women played in society, and how that impacted women's lives? Would it be really insightful or really eye-opening? As it turned out, both were in the "true" story. Both were really good, and I can say with confidence that it is certainly an interesting look at the cultural, social, and political environments of the world's cultural hubs. I was impressed by the variety of the subjects, the very hard work that was put into making this documentary. I have learned a lot from it, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the issues involved. I have become a fan of the documentary, and can say that it does take a long time to get to the good stuff, but it does make for a great watch. I've watched it at least three times now. I can't say that I'm sure it will ever get boring, but it will definitely keep my attention for a long time.

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The people who created the W.C. Fields controversy over the movie "Black Hawk Down" have some explaining to do. The film was based on a true story, yet it has been out-lasted by a better, more balanced movie on the same subject. The United States made a mistake in the "Black Hawk Down" controversy. When we consider that the United States, the United Kingdom, France and others made the mistake of not interfering with a country's sovereignty, we can see how important the U.S. was in the Persian Gulf situation. The United States Government was the only country that had the ability to act on behalf of the people of Iran. It was therefore morally wrong to support the government of that country. By the same logic, the U.S. Government should have intervened to stop the Khomeini regime. The movie "Black Hawk Down" was a patriotic, accurate and balanced depiction of the events that took place. Unfortunately, in the film it was not only the United States but others who were ignorant of the realities of the situation that led to the deaths of over 1400 Persian Gulf soldiers.

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Jessica M.

The film follows an African American married couple, one of whom is the tribal elder. The elder, Aboubakar Abou, started a school where he taught children the key aspects of the Serengeti. He passed the teachings down to his teenage sons. These boys are now grown, and he is forced to pass them down. The film explores how the teachings have affected their lives and how they are dealing with the cultural differences. The film is filmed in Tanzania, and it is evident that the locals have a strong understanding of the ways of the Serengeti. The film covers a wide range of topics, including gender, wealth, power, and self-sufficiency. The film is a must see for anyone interested in the Serengeti.

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I just finished watching this documentary and I am so glad I did. This documentary is a MUST SEE for anyone who has ever played video games and wants to know what it is like to be a gamer. It's a very well put together and extremely entertaining documentary. The producers had to hire a very skilled, very good audio team to make sure the audio wasn't too annoying. The only thing that I could notice was that sometimes they were too loud and when they were loud they were at the right volume. It would be a good idea to use the same audio team for the narration. The narration could also be edited to make it more engaging. I would recommend this documentary to anyone. It's good for people who want to know what it's like to be a gamer.

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Louis W.

I have seen this film several times now and it's just as strong today as it was then. I think a lot of the critics miss the point that if you look at the film as a documentary you have to know what to look for and what not to look for. This is not an easy film to watch and one that will not appeal to all audiences. If you're an academic, it's the kind of thing you'd be taught. If you're a guy who just likes to watch movies and don't have any interest in the history of that particular culture, the film will not appeal to you. The "Serengeti Rules" films are not about making films. They are about capturing the spirit of the time and the culture of the people that live there. That's it. It's a documentary, so don't expect the likes of "The Mask of Zorro" or "The Man Who Wasn't There" or any other Hollywood big budget Hollywood production. You can get a similar feel and feel for the period and culture from this film. All of the images in the film are from the time period, even though they are from the 70s, they still have the feeling of the time period. If you can find the time period equivalent of the film and have some knowledge of that particular culture, it's definitely worth watching the film.