this is image More Travel Videos to More Places We offer Digital Downloads worldwide as well on many titles, click here for more info Travel DVD's, VHS and videos, sightseeing, souvenirs, vacation planning Free worldwide shipping
this is image
   » Home » A2Zcds » A2Z-DVD-00924 My Account  |  Shopping Cart  |  Checkout   
this is image
A2ZCDS Feature Films
Box Sets
Building Australia
Celebrity Hosts
Middle East
National Parks
North America
Railway Journeys
Religious Journeys Videos
Royalty Free
Scenic Musical Journeys
South America
South Pacific
Special Interest
Travel Video Producers
Travel Video Series
Travel Videos
this is image
Affiliate Program
Affiliate Information
Affiliate Program FAQ
Affiliate Log In
this is image
Plays Worldwide
Classic Hollywood Films
 Africa Speaks  (1930)
[Model A2Z-DVD-00924] [UPC 882012600924]
Includes Limited Public Performance Rights - Distributed by

In Stock $14.95

Running Time: 56 minutes

Ask a Question about or notify us of an error on this page with: Africa Speaks

This thrilling film documents live action from the first ever trans-African journey by motor truck from the Indian Ocean to Central Equatorial Africa. Along the way adventurers Paul Hoefler (himself) and Harold Austin (himself) come across some of the most fascinating and largely unknown tribes and wild creatures that inhabit the great African plains. They cross paths with huge four- ton bull elephants, edgy and unpredictable white rhinos and a monstrous swarm of dreaded locusts. None of these however, prepare them for their encounter with a pride of lions, which, without apparent cause or warning, attacks the adventurers. Will Paul and Austin live through this horrendous experience to witness another splendid African sunrise?

Running Time: 56 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: NR


"Precious little was known about the mysterious African continent at the turn of the 20th century. Its vast grassy plains, its thick daylight-stopping forests and amazing array of wild life found mention only in the memoirs of explorers like David Livingston. These written records however left much to the imagination of the readers. Several decades later, advancements in motion picture technology and sound recording equipment enabled adventurers Paul Hoefler and Lowell Thomas to bring home a thrilling record of African life on film. Movie audiences across the United States were held spellbound by their daring exploits and the awe-inspiring sights and sounds they captured on celluloid.

A product of their hard and often risky endeavors, this film is striking for many reasons. To begin with, it was the first of its kind portrayal of the real Africa. Secondly, this is the real stuff - no dramatized reenactments or studio props and no circus trained animals. There was also little possibility for retakes. Thirdly it is the rarity of the subjects captured on celluloid - amazing pygmies, disproportionate giraffe, pompous elephants, and fierce lions. Fourthly the film carries one of the liveliest narrations you will ever hear. Heaped with pun-filled humor, the narration adds loads of value to the presentation. Finally, this film has some priceless live footage of a lion attack and an equally rare lion hunt by the Masai.

Beyond serving as a fascinating travelogue however, this feature conveys the hardships of life in Africa more than seventy years ago and is surely one that I wouldn’t miss. Witness this fascinating true-life adventure that brings fascinating Africa straight into your drawing room!"


"Wow! This is one of the best documentaries on Africa that I have seen. The fascinating Pigmies, the graceful Masai, each with their culture have been shown in a very friendly and human light. The film’s commentary and narration is brilliant;the close-ups of animals amazing, the flight of the impalas, the locusts and the ostriches are masterpieces in celluloid. Just go for it and be mesmerized yourself like I was."
Henri de Mont (Ontario, Canada)

"What remarkable footage has come out of the heavy and antiquated camera of the 1930s! This film is pure magic in Black and White. A must see for everyone. There are never before filmed scenes of a real life fight to the finish between men and lions. True are no words that will do justice in describing this film - you have to get this film from A2ZCDS."
Julia Oslem (Portland, Oregon);

Paul L. Hoefler - Himself (as Paul Hoefler)
Lowell Thomas - Narrator

Lowell Thomas - Writing Credits
Paul L. Hoefler - Cinematography

There is no risk when you order Africa Speaks (1930) Today!

General Packaging Description:
Our professionally-produced DVDs are shipped in retail Amaray style DVD cases just like you would find in a store. These beautifully packaged DVDs make great gifts and are themselves works of art. While we offer some of the best prices anywhere, we have never sacrificed quality for price.

Product Details
Video Run Time - 56 minutes
Video Format - NTSC
Aspect Ratio - 4:3 Standard
Region Code - Worldwide
Packaging Type - Amaray
Release Date - 1930
UPC - 882012600924
Category Listing
Distributed By Travelvideostore Com
Travel Video Producers > A2Zcds
Africa Speaks
Click to display large DVD cover image
Africa Speaks
Click to display large DVD cover image
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 21 April, 2015.
Customers who bought this product also purchased
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Australia's Unique Wildlife
Australia's Unique Wildlife
this is image
this is image
this is image
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Orders with 3 or more items receive FREE standard worldwide shipping.
this is image
My Wishlist more
0 items
this is image
See more products from A2ZCDS
this is image
Classic Hollywood Films
See more products from the Classic Hollywood Films Series
this is image
this is image
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
About Us Gift Card Redeem Educators Satisfaction Guarantee
Conditions of Use Frequently Ask Questions    Libraries Quantity Discounts
Join Our Team Payment Methods Travel Agents Travel Show Appearances
Speakers Bureau Shipping Information Senior Centers Product Submissions
Press Room Free Shipping Offer BookStores/Video Stores    Producer Login
Contact Us Purchase Orders Gift Shops
Public Performance Catalog Companies
Tour Bus Companies
Wholesale - Distribution

Contact Us | Conditions of Use | Sitemap | Privacy Policy 5230 Land O Lakes Blvd Suite 1262 Land O Lakes, FL 34639-1262
Tollfree (800) 288-5123 Direct 813-630-9778 FAX 813-627-0334
Copyright © 2003-2020