A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:
What did a trip to Zimbabwe look like 70 years ago? In this episode of our series Travelogue, amateur filmmakers and travel savants Arthur and Kate Tode lug two spring-powered 16mm film cameras southbound through Zimbabwe. One thing that immediately struck me while screening these reels was that air travel in the 1940's was a new mode of public travel. The Todes point their lenses downward out the windows of their aircraft, looking at the Zambezi River below, and insert a slide that reads: “Aerial Views Are the Best!” I agree with the Todes, and recall our own recent film shoot at the Falls, using an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone). Aerial filming platforms have changed too!
Produced by David Conover & Paul Villanova
Compare the Victoria Falls in this footage to how it stands today when you join O.A.T.’s Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari.