Saturday, November 9, 2:45 - 4:45 pm, Fenimore Art Museum
$6 in advance/$7 at the door
Filmmaker David Hambridge’s Kifaru documents the life of one of the last male northern white rhinoceroses left in the world, a creature known as “Sudan,” and two young Kenyan recruits who join a group of rangers dedicated to 24/7 care and protection of Sudan. Kifaru, which literally means rhinoceros in Kiswahili, is simply and directly titled, and its look at extinction is no less direct. The documentary highlights the interdependence of animals and humans intrinsic to wildlife conservation. While Sudan is dependent on the rangers for survival, it’s clear the rangers are also dependent on Sudan. As time begins to run out for the aging animal, one wonders if time is also running out for the scientists and rangers tasked with protecting the species from extinction. It becomes clear that much more than a rhinoceros will be lost if Sudan dies. (David Hambridge, 2019, 79 minutes)
Filmmaker David Hambridge will be available for Q & A.