ZDFE’s Africa from Above Wraps Filming


The on-location filming of ZDF Enterprises’ (ZDFE) new factual series Africa from Above, produced by Off the Fence Productions, has been completed.

Africa from Above explores the continent’s people, places and wildlife from a new perspective, capturing its mountains, coastlines, waterfalls and jungles to learn more about its history, architecture, industry and cultures. ZDFE, which is distributing the ten-part series globally, is co-producing alongside ZDF, ARTE, ORF and BBC Studios-owned UKTV.

In Ethiopia, cameras record Gelada baboons battling on cliff edges and discover a cave settlement in the mountains, while in Botswana, they capture a close-up of vultures’ nests. Africa from Above also shows Berbers and their camels traversing the vast Sahara and grazing hippos creating channels in the wetlands of the Virungas.

Ralf Rueckauer, VP ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises, said: “We are delighted to now be able to offer this outstanding series to our clients. The series captures Africa in a way that has never been seen before, using the latest technology, airborne and on the ground. These are the kind of pictures audiences are longing to see.”