KIFARU
Feature Documentary | 81 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/12/2019 and 10/13/2019
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Directed By
David Hambridge

Produced By
Andrew Harrison Brown


New York Premiere

2019 | Swahili/English | USA

Through the eyes of two new recruits joining the team of caretakers at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, KIFARU explores the often brutal and painstaking process of protecting and caring for Sudan, the world’s last male Northern White Rhino. With much of the species killed at the hands of poachers, the caretakers must devote every resource they have to the protection of Sudan as they attempt to fend off the many threats against the rhino’s life. Spanning the course of four years on the job, filmmaker David Hambridge creates a devastatingly resonant portrait of both the joys and heartbreak felt by each guard and their families, as they attempt to save the world’s oldest land mammals from extinction.