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43 Ratings

The Meerkats

Directed by James Honeyborne
United Kingdom, 2008
Documentary, Family


A feature-length 2008 British nature documentary film which reveals the daily struggles of a clan of meerkats in the Kalahari Desert.

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The Meerkats Directed by James Honeyborne

Awards & Festivals

Tokyo International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Earth Grand Prix - Special Award

What are people saying?

  • Stefan Drees's rating of the film The Meerkats

    The camera work and the pictures are excellent. But I can't stand the anthropomorphism of this movie: treating every action of the animals from a human point of view. The narrator part is horrible, and also is the music takes part in this strategy: a needless kind of emotionalization to make the Meerkats more human, charged with a lot of musical clichées (starting with its pseudo-african exotism).

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