Series/Themes: Spotlight Screenings
Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 81 min.
Director: David Hambridge
Featuring: James Mwenda, Joseph “JoJo” Wachira, Jacob Anampiu
The northern white rhino species has long been in danger of extinction due to intense poaching and violent wars in East and Central Africa. With the number of surviving rhinos diminishing,the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya was established to breed and protect what remained of the species. Following two rangers for over four years, director David Hambridge documents the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand. While they hope to care for Sudan, the only remaining rhino,long enough for scientists to resurrect the species using his DNA, Sudan’s health has long been in decline. As the science efforts capture headlines worldwide, a greater story unfolds between the caretakers and their beloved rhino. Discussion with producer Andrew Harrison Brown, moderated by Adrienne Ghaly (UVA)
St. Anne’s-Belfield School