oa Botswana Notes & Records - A Hundred Years of Botswana Films and Filming

Volume 38 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



The new millennium has seen a renaissance of film-making and film-watching in Botswana. Formore than twenty years there has been a flourishing industry, based largely in Maun, making wildlife fIlms for international television distribution. After witnessing the demolition of its premiere cinema in the Gaborone Mall in the 1990s, the capital city has been blessed with two new suburban multiplex cinemas since 2002. Meanwhile the start of a state television service, Botswana Television (BTV), has opened up possibilities for made-for-TV drama and documentary fIlm production in and around Gaborone.

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