Stroop Journey into the Rhino Horn War

Mystic FF - Best International Documentary Award

Santa Cruz Film Festival (2018) – Spirit of Action Feature Film Award

San Pedro Int'l FF (2018) – Jury Prize: Best Documentary Feature

San Francisco Green FF (2018) – The Green Tenacity Award: Best Film

San Diego Int'l FF (2018) – Best Documentary

SAB Environmental Media Awards (2016) – Written Media

SAB Environmental Media Awards (2015, 2016, 2017) – Nominee: Photography

Lone Star FF (2018) – Nominee: Best Documentary Feature Film

Wildlife FF Rotterdam - Newcomer Award

Berlin Courage FF - Best Documentary Award + Most Courageous Film

Hollywood Int'l Independent Awards (2018) - Best Feature Documentary

LA Femme Int'l FF (2018) – Best Special Focus Documentary

Impact Docs Awards (2019) – Award of Excellence Special Mention: Feature Documentary

Glendale Int'l FF (2018) – Best Female Filmmaker

Hollywood Int'l Independent Doc Awards (2018) – Award of Excellence for Feature Documentary, Narrator, Editing, Best Woman Filmmaker

As gripping and gruelling as the best of thrillers, two inexperienced female filmmakers go in search of answers to the random slaughter of the world’s diminishing rhino population. The film is divided neatly in half -the slaughter itself and the attempts by rangers, governments and paramilitary units to do battle with the poachers and, a second half where the filmmakers journey to Vietnam, China and Laos tracing where the mutilated cargo (more expensive than cocaine) finds buyers and entrepreneurs only too willing to keep the trade going. The specious belief in the curative properties of rhino goes back hundreds of years in the East and there are those willing to swear to its efficacity. A monumental work by a very brave pair.

Guests

Susan Scott Director/Co-producer
Susan Scott is a filmmaker in Johannesburg, South Africa where she produces stories on wildlife issues for various broadcasters around the world. Prior to her directing work, she was a film editor for 17-years cutting for some of the best wildlife filmmakers on the planet.Susan studied in the United States…

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Bonné de Bod Co-producer/Documentary Subject
Bonné is well known as an award winning wildlife television presenter. She has been on South Africa's popular wildlife and environment programme 50|50 for seven seasons and is also a special correspondent for SABC's Newsroom. In addition, her series Rhino Blog is on DSTV's People's Weather where it is currently ranked…

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Festival Guest African Feature
Cape Town
Tshis
Sat 8 June / 4pm + Q&A
Labia4
Sun 9 June / 5.30pm + Q&A
Labia1
Wed 12 June / 8.15pm + Q&A
Labia3
Sat 15 June / 5.30pm
Johannesburg
R’bank
Sun 9 June / 5pm + Q&A
Director(s):
Susan Scott
Country:
South Africa, Hong Kong, Kenya, Laos, Vietnam
Year:
2018
Duration:
134 minutes
Language(s):
English
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