Documentary Feature | 98 minutes

HIFF 2021

 Compassion Justice & Animal Rights

Directed by
Garth de Bruno Austin

Produced by
Morgan Pelt

Written by
Sean Viljoen

2021 | English | South Africa

Every 24 hours a rhinoceros is illegally killed in South Africa. With unprecedented access to the realities of both the conservationists who put their lives on the line and the organized poachers themselves, filmmaker Garth de Bruno Austin grippingly captures these worlds with an exquisite eye for cinematic moments against a sometimes unforgiving backdrop. The film also offers an inside look into one of the world’s largest rehabilitation centers tasked with protecting rhinos left to perish throughout the land, while examining the moral debates of contemporary conservation, in turn forging a greater understanding of the larger politics at work.