Kifaru (81 min)
Directed by David Hambridge
October 24, 2019
Film starts at 7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Q&A following the film featuring Andrew Harrison Brown (producer).
Unable to roam freely because of the rampant poaching that has reduced their subspecies from thousands, Sudan, the world’s only remaining male northern white rhino, his daughter Najin, and his granddaughter Fatu are under armed guard 24/7. Even at the brink of extinction, hope remains, thanks to three incredible caretakers and a host of others bent on both preventing and recovering loss. In this visually—and emotionally—beautiful film, director David Hambridge gives witness to the humane and loving caretaking of Jacob, James, and JoJo, rangers at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Jacob runs and plays with Najin and Fatu. JoJo sits vigil when Sudan begins to ail. And through the gentle ministrations of a mud bath and the faint singing and words of comfort James provides Sudan, we see hope in the collective power of community, care, and understanding.
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