The Meerkats is a feature-length 2008 British nature documentary film which reveals the daily struggles of a clan of meerkats in the Kalahari Desert. It was produced by BBC Films and the The Weinstein Company, and filmed by the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit. It is the debut directorial feature of James Honeyborne, previously a producer of natural history programmes for television.
An inspiring look at how one family’s connection to each other and their surroundings is a model of resilience and fortitude for us all. The story features the coming of age of a young meerkat pup, Kolo growing up in the Kalahari desert. Shot using ground-breaking techniques, this dramatised documentary is a one-of-a-kind presentation from The Weinstein Company and the BBC, the world’s pre-eminent nature filmmakers.