Serengeti Shall Not Die

Serengeti Shall Not Die (German: Serengeti darf nicht sterben; also known as Serengeti [1]) is a 1959 German documentary film written and directed by Bernhard Grzimek.

Serengeti Shall Not Die
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Cover art for the 1992 VHS video release
Directed byBernhard Grzimek
Written byBernhard Grzimek
Produced byBernhard Grzimek
Narrated byBernhard Grzimek
Edited byKlaus Dudenhöfer
Release date
  • June 25, 1959 (1959-06-25)
Running time
85 minutes

His son, cinematographer Michael Grzimek, died on-location during the filming of the documentary when a plane he piloted collided with a vulture.

It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1960.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Serengeti Shall Not Die". Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "NY Times: Serengeti Shall Not Die". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  3. ^ "The 32nd Academy Awards | 1960". | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2018-06-02.

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