We are so incredibly excited to announce that ‘The Last Horns of Africa’ has been chosen as an offical finalist in the Conservation Long Form category for Jackson Wild 2021! As a small, independent feature documentary, it’s a privilege to have our film recognised alongside incredible filmmakers and world-renowned production companies. It was through our personal connection to the people on the front lines of rhino conservation, and witnessing first hand their dedication, passion and at times heartache which inspired us to make a documentary not just on the rhino poaching crisis, but also about the personal sacrifice people make to protect the rhino in their care. We look forward to showcasing our film through Jackson Wild 2021 and can’t wait to hear what you think of the documentary!
We are honoured to receive the ‘Best Wildlife Crime’ Film Award at the 2021 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York City. The 11th annual WCFF will resume at the Cinema Village Theatre, New York, NY from October 15th - 21st 2021 where over 100 international films will screen!
We are so excited to share that @TheLastHornsofAfrica has received an Impact Award at @EarthXFilm Festival 🎉
This Impact Award was also received in recognition of the incredible work that Petronel Nieuwoudt and her team at @CareforWild do to rescue, rehabilitate, release and protect the orphan rhinos in their care. 🦏 Make sure you head to their page and give them a follow 👉 @CareforWild or consider giving a donation at www.careforwild.co.za
Also well done to all the other filmmakers that had their documentaries in @EarthXFilm Festival, it was inspiring to see so many filmmakers stand up and create stories about people protecting our earth! 🌍
And lastly, THANK YOU to every single person that has shared our trailer, commented on posts and who has sent us private messages of support! It truly means so much to our team. We are working hard to bring this film to you all!🎥
THE LAST HORNS OF AFRICA – On EarthxTV
EarthX Film Festival 2021 - April 16-April 25, 2021 A Festival for Our Future
APR 17 1:30PM CDT
With unprecedented access, THE LAST HORNS OF AFRICA is a gripping and intimate look at the current rhino poaching war raging across South Africa. We follow the journeys of two conservation heroes who put their lives on the line to protect the rhino in their care, all the while a top-secret, covert operation endeavors to bring down South Africa’s most notorious rhino poaching syndicates.
From never before seen footage of South Africa’s largest undercover wildlife investigation and interviews with poachers, the filmmakers risk their lives as they are thrust into the underground world of illicit rhino horn deals. THE LAST HORNS OF AFRICA is a first hand look at the complexities and moral debates of contemporary conservation, which has found itself entangled in the dark web of corruption and the illegal wildlife trade
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For internationally acclaimed wildlife artist John Banovich, it’s about saving the planet one portrait at a time.
It’s a good bet that wherever you find wildlife painter John Banovich, there will be a captivating view nearby. The globe-trotting artist is a study of a man in motion, forever combining his love of all things wild with an obsession to preserve natural habitats and the creatures that inhabit them. Meet him and hear the passion in his voice as he talks about Siberian tigers or mountain gorillas and you quickly tweak that his art—brilliant though it may be—is a means to an end. Banovich is forever in a race to save species and habitats whose days on Earth are numbered without intervention. He uses a paintbrush the way Ansel Adams did a camera, empowering the visual to transform the spiritual—ultimately inspiring people to make a difference.
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Six key syndicate members implicated in a massive trafficking of poached rhino horns were arrested. The arrests were made by the Hawks supported by Counter Intelligence, Special Task Force, SAPS Forensic Science Service, SANParks, the Department of Environmental Affairs, SARS and Customs including the National Prosecuting Authority. The significant breakthrough follows an investigative - Project Broadbill - by the Wildlife Trafficking Section of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation which commenced in January last year. The project focused on the criminal supply chain of poached rhinos within the Kruger National Park, Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng and other private or state owned reserves The National Head of the DPCI Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has lauded the collaborative action as a huge success in the fight against rhino poaching in the country. “The operation spells hope for rhinos and other endangered species and we are fully committed to eradicating poaching and trafficking.