Sustainability Series: INTO THE OKAVANGO

Watch Trailer Director: Neil Gelinas


Available to watch February 8th – 10th, 2021

Post-show Zoom discussion at 7:00PM on Wednesday, Feb 10th


How to watch

Watch free films from the Spring Sustainability Series lineup and participate in virtual discussions from home!

To participate, please register for each event using the registration form below. An email will be delivered to you when the film becomes available to stream, containing a link to watch and a link to the Zoom discussion. All Zoom discussions will take place on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Registrants will have access to films in advance, though we recommend viewing the films on the day of the panel discussion.

Registration for this event is now closed.


About the film

The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about 1 million people, the world’s largest population of African elephants and significant populations of lions, cheetahs and hundreds of species of birds. However, this once unspoiled oasis is now under siege due to increasing pressure from human activity. From National Geographic Documentary Films, Into the Okavango chronicles a team of modern-day explorers on their first epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to save the river system that feeds the Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last wetland wildernesses.

Post-Show Discussion

Panelists for Wednesday night’s Zoom discussion include:

Dr. Bruce Martin, Professor & Department Chair, Recreation and Sport Pedagogy

Nancy StevensProfessor, Functional Morphology & Vertebrate Paleontology

Chris Fahl, Athens Conservancy and Athens City Council

Elizabeth Ewing, Executive Director, Captina Conservancy

Geoff DebalkoProfessor and Associate Dean at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs


About the series

Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Series.

In keeping with all previous series, each film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty members, students and community members. The events will be virtual.

Following each film we invite audience members to join us for a virtual panel discussion hosted by faculty members, students and community members. Please join us for a conversation following these beautiful, thought-provoking and timely films.

The series is possible thanks to the support of: Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OHIO Honors Program, Honors Tutorial College, Cutler Scholars, Office of Sustainability, Center for Campus & Community Engagement and others.

Free admission and post-show discussion, as part of the Spring Virtual Sustainability Series.

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Running Time: 94 min94 MIN
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

If you want to know why, and why it matters, as Steven Boyes says, to preserve places hardly anyone ever goes and that you have to risk your life to get to, Into the Okavango is a documentary to make sure you watch.

Amy Glynn
Paste Magazine