Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide – the killing of African elephants and rhinos – in this sweeping and sobering expose.
As the single-digit population of northern white rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade, drug cartels, international terrorism and border security. But all is not yet lost – at the same time, Brooks documents the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these animals in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Kate Brooks.
United States, 92 mins
Atlas Films and Foxtail Entertainment in association with Artemis Rising Foundation, The British Film Company and Diamond Docs
Nominated for: Terra Mater Factual Studios Impact Award
WARNING: Contains scenes that some audiences may find distressing
DELEGATES: Week/day ticket holders don’t need to purchase tickets to screenings as they’re included in your delegate pass. But since capacity is limited, you do need to book a ticket in advance of this screening via https://last-animals-wildscreen.eventbrite.co.uk?discount=delegate2018. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.