Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Native to the grasslands and savannahs of eastern and southern Africa, rhinoceros are under assault from almost every conceivable direction—poachers coveting the horns of these gentle giants, trophy hunters out for a big game kill, extractive resource initiatives, and local communities seeking to grow and prosper all pose increasing threats.
While the rhino’s precarious survival has been well-publicized, the possibility that smaller populations of the species could actually be wiped out has not perhaps been as widely known. Until a solitary male rhino named Sudan became the international symbol of looming extinction.
“Kifaru,” David Hambridge’s account of efforts to protect the only surviving northern white rhinos in the wild, arrives at a critical stage in the preservation of the species.
Confronting the possibility of extinction through the eyes of a dedicated team assigned as Sudan’s caretakers adds another layer of urgency, transforming the film from competent conservation documentary into compelling real-life drama.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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