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First-of-its-kind in Kenya, nature-based, tech-infused set design for 26-episode collection, primarily based in Nairobi
NAIROBI / JOHANESBURG: 15 August 2022: Following area manufacturing commencing earlier this 12 months, as
properly because the announcement of the native hosts, The Walt Disney Firm Africa, along with its venture companions, Nationwide Geographic, the U.S. Division of State, the U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID) and WildlifeDirect have at present revealed each the title and the set of the extremely anticipated Nationwide Geographic Children programme.
Impressed by the programme’s purpose to encourage lasting, impactful behavioural change in younger viewers throughout the continent and create the following era of environmental conservation leaders, the programme can be titled Staff Sayari. Incorporating the Swahili time period for ‘planet’, the title embodies the programme’s purpose – to supply viewers with the information, expertise and instruments wanted to preserve and shield the pure world, in a enjoyable approach.
Within the collection, the younger presenters will go to the wild to fulfill African consultants in 5 nations throughout the continent to discover, uncover, find out about our environmental challenges and be impressed to cut back their affect, shield and restore nature.
Filming has additionally commenced in a custom-built set in Nairobi, the Sayari Basecamp. A primary-of-its-kind in Kenya, the set embodies childhood creativeness and journey with a tree house-inspired hideout that’s domestically constructed and designed, together with African-inspired and nature-based motifs, coupled with components of superior expertise. It comes full with a mission management wall, a comfortable chill space and a full of life interview spot. The Sayari basecamp was produced virtually totally from recycled and upcycled supplies, true to the ethos of the present.
The central function is a big tree, with a textured trunk named Funzi (derived from the Swahili phrase for studying) that includes interactive synthetic intelligence expertise and a DNA helix, and which imparts information concerning the surroundings and challenges our younger presenters. To impart a way of motion, Funzi’s inside part spins slowly throughout interplay.
Wooden panelling, leafy foliage and porthole-style home windows full the atmosphere of a hideaway nestled in a tree, excessive within the sky. Upholstery on the furnishings, that was comprised of natural supplies, options dual-level African print, which supplies layers of texture and pops of color. The set’s shelving is hand-crafted, including a component of quirkiness to the design. A live-edge desk the place the markings of the tree have been preserved for a uncooked look, can be dressed uniquely per episode.
At basecamp, Funzi provides the studio presenters, Mysha Hodson (13), Marita Lucas (12), Shanah Manjeru (14), Railey Mwai (10) and Adarsh Nagda (12) missions to finish, laying the muse for the numerous adventures and enjoyable all through the episodes. Additionally it is from this intriguing surroundings that they may hyperlink with different presenters from East, West and South Africa.
Staff Sayari is the results of a collaborative effort between Nationwide Geographic, The Walt Disney Firm Africa, USAID, the U.S. State Division and WildlifeDirect. The collection, produced by native manufacturing firm White Rhino Movies goals to have a good time the surroundings and lift consciousness of conservation and related points in a enjoyable and relatable approach, will air later this 12 months on each Nationwide Geographic Wild and Disney Channel throughout Africa. There can even be participating digital extensions on social media platforms that can enable viewers to additional discover matters addressed within the collection in addition to an outreach programme that can prolong the attain of the programme into nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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WildlifeDirect is internationally acknowledged as a excessive affect Kenyan primarily based group that seeks to alter hearts, minds and legal guidelines in order that Africa’s wildlife endures endlessly. The mission of WildlifeDirect is to attach folks to their wildlife and nature and encourage them to treasure it and act to preserve it. The group produces Wildlife Warriors, a well-liked wildlife TV collection about our wildlife heroes and heroines, and the animals that they’re saving. We purpose to rework and catalyse the wildlife movie making trade in Africa. The collection is screened on nationwide TV in addition to in lecture rooms by means of the Wildlife Warriors Children conservation schooling program.
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