In this sweeping and sobering exposé, conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide - the killing of African elephants and rhinos. As the single-digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade, drug cartels, international terrorism and border security. But all is not yet lost due to the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists who stop at nothing to protect these animals in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. The message of this important documentary is even more poignant following the recent death of Sudan, the last male Northern White rhino, on the 20th March 2018. Now just two females of this kind remain on Earth.
Kate will be joining us for a Q&A after the screening.