A Film About Animals (For My Children to Watch When They Are Older)

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Kifaru
Sequoia 2 Fri, May 3 6:30 PM
Kifaru follows three dedicated rangers in Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy tasked with one very important job: caring for Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino. Without constant protection, Sudan and the other rhinos at the conservancy would be immediately hunted by poachers. As Sudan's health declines, the rangers must confront the grim reality of what his death will mean not only for themselves and the animal they have grown to love but for society and the world as a whole. Kifaru explores the challenges of the wildlife conservation crisis and offers a compelling real-life look into what extinction means not only on a global level but on a personal one as well.
Kifaru
Rafael 3 Sun, May 5 12:15 PM
Kifaru follows three dedicated rangers in Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy tasked with one very important job: caring for Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino. Without constant protection, Sudan and the other rhinos at the conservancy would be immediately hunted by poachers. As Sudan's health declines, the rangers must confront the grim reality of what his death will mean not only for themselves and the animal they have grown to love but for society and the world as a whole. Kifaru explores the challenges of the wildlife conservation crisis and offers a compelling real-life look into what extinction means not only on a global level but on a personal one as well.
Film Info
Country:US
Cambodia
Year:2018
Running Time:12 min.
Director:Eric Daniel Metzgar
Producer:Edward Burger
Screenwriter:Eric Daniel Metzgar

Description

In a letter to his children, this father is compelled to bring the mournful news of disappearing wildlife despite best efforts.


IN PERSON: Director Eric Daniel Metzgar

Additional Information



Eric Metzgar is a two-time Emmy®-nominated filmmaker. He directed, shot, and edited Reporter (2009), about New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Emmy Award and the International Film Award by Cinema for Peace. He also directed, shot, and edited Life.Support.Music. (2008), which was broadcast on POV, and The Chances of the World Changing (2006), which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Metzgar recently edited and produced Crime + Punishment, which won the Grand Jury Award for Social Impact at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy Award®.