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Nova - Volcano Above the Clouds: Kilimanjaro, Africa's Tallest Mountain
Nova - Volcano Above the Clouds Kilimanjaro Africa's Tallest Mountain
Actor: Nova
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 0min

Explore Kilimanjaro?the breathtaking island in the sky. At 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa?s highest peak and also the world?s tallest volcano. Rising through a shroud of mist and clouds, Kilimanjaro floats like ...  more »


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Actor: Nova
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Technology
Studio: Wgbh / Pbs
Format: DVD - Color,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/24/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Fairly realistic
David Link | Sacramento, CA, USA | 01/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Though we enjoyed the IMAX Kilimanjaro film, it fairly well glossed over the difficulties of climbing the mountain, and pretty much ignored the porters who labor climbers up the mountain. This Nova special is a bit more realistic, and brought back memories of my Kili climb two years ago. The scripting is a bit hokey, and they use the term "high altitude mountaineering" with annoying regularity... "high altitude trekking" would be more accurate. At any rate, it's an interesting film, and discusses the problems on the mountain associated with global warming and climate change. The quality isn't IMAX, but it's still pretty good, and worth having a look."
Been there, done that
Angela Rohan | king | 02/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In 99...I climbed the small beast. The doc. is pretty good--if I had not actually endeavoured in climbing Kili...I would give this 5 stars. But-I am once you have been there...nothing can truly reflect the awesome magnitude of the mountain. But for those who cannot get there, this may be the next best thing---"