THE FILM INDUSTRY IN KENYA
Kenya has long been a popular destination for filmmakers with the readily accessible wildlife, spectacular landscapes and traditional cultures making it the perfect cinematic setting for a range of productions including the Academy Award winning Out of Africa, the real-life murder mystery White Mischief, and, more recently, To walk with the lions, the biopic of famed conservationist George Adamson.
Kenya has hosted over 80 international films. The major ones include Out of Africa, King Solomon's Mines, Born Free, Rise and Fall of Idi Amin, Mugambo, The Wilby Conspiracy, Master of the Game, The Colour Purple (second unit), Kitchen Toto, Cry Freedom (second unit), White Mischief, The Life of Hemmingway, Besieged, Forbidden Territory, Constant Gardener, White Maasai, Congo (second unit), I Dreamed of Africa (second unit) and To Walk With Lions.
Recently, the successful staging of the hit CBS Series Survivor Africa has helped renew interest in film making in Kenya. Shaba Game Reserve is the location for Mark Burnet's prime reality television series Survivor III. Survivor Africa is considered the most successful of the series, particularly by the pr oduction crew who were frequently and pleasantly amazed at the level of cooperation from the Kenyan government and the comparative ease of shooting in a remote and isolated location. Tomb Raider II: Cradle of Life has its action sequences shot in the Hell's Gate National Park and the Amboseli. It is directed by Dutch Director Jan de Bont with Angelina Jolie reprising her role as Lara Croft. It also stars African actor Djimon Honsou, the star of Amistaad and Gladiator.
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