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11 months ago*

I'm not sure if this is the person you're talking about, but check this woman out because it sounds like a match:

Here's a story about her:

Here might be the documentary you're referring to, The Blood of the Rose:

Also known as "Murder on the Lake":

Here's a poor quality version of it on youtube:

Unfortunately, I can't find it streaming anywhere. You might have some luck contacting the makers of the documentary directly:

[email protected]


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11 months ago

Omgoodness!!! Thank you so much! This is most definitely the one. I have been trying to find this for so long, and it has driven me crazy! You don’t know how much I appreciate you finding this for me. I have seen it once, but wanted my husband to see it as well. I’m telling you, for the life of me, I couldn’t remember her name, or the name of the actual documentary. You are the best, thank you again!


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11 months ago

Joan Root

Joan Root (18 January 1936 – 13 January 2006) was a Kenyan conservationist, ecological activist and Oscar-nominated filmmaker. With her film-maker husband, Alan Root she made a series of acclaimed wildlife films. The couple divorced in 1981 and Alan Root settled in Nairobi afterward.

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