Badger Quest: Niassa Honey Hunters
1 x 60'
The honey badger really doesn’t live up to its name. It is a ferocious fighter and an eater of venomous snakes. Husband and wife team Keith and Colleen Begg know their subject well, having spent three years in the Kalahari Desert working with Honey Badgers. Now the Beggs want to find out how they behave in a very different setting: the African bush in the Niassa Reserve. They also hope to film the mythic story of the honeyguide bird that leads the badger to bee-hives for their mutual benefit.
But things don’t quite work out as planned. The film that gradually emerges is a blend of the misadventures of this plucky pair and the poignant, often humorous relationship that develops between them and the indigenous people, Niassa’s other honey hunters.
Begg Nature Productions