NYWCFF -Series 6: Africa: Elephants, Rhinos and Leopards
Saturday February 2, 2013
Series 6 1:30-3:30 PM
Theme: Africa: Elephant, Rhino and Leopard Conservation
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Saving the Arabian Leopard
Think Tank Films, Ltd.
Kevin Rushby & Richard Johns, Producers
* World Premiere
** Award Winner for Best Foreign Category
With less than 200 Arabian Leopards left in the wild, the species is on the verge of extinction. Oman has the only protected wild population in Jebel Samhan which borders Yemen. And it is the volatile Yemen that is vital to success. Despite its wars, insurrections and heavily armed population, Yemen probably has more leopards than anywhere else, but it is a population that is unknown and unprotected. Without it, however, the Omani population has no long-term future. Saving the Leopard tracks the efforts of a small group of Yemeni conservationists led by American David Stanton as they battle to start a program that will rescue the Yemeni leopard from the brink of extinction. A project to train 8 young Yemenis in leopard conservation is about to start. The stakes are huge: if this project fails, the Arabian leopard, a talismanic animal for Arab culture, is certainly doomed
Anne Goddard, Producer 6 minutes
* World Premiere
Country: South Africa
* Award Winner for Best Student Film Category
Rhino Wars is a harshly educational short documentary on the cruel realities of rhino poaching. Young conservationist and wildlife filmmaker, Anne Goddard, travels to South Africa to join a rhino poaching patrol in their effort to protect and save these regal creatures from the hands of brutal poachers.
As an amateur wildlife filmographer, Anne Goddard is incredibly honored to debut her first wildlife film at the 3rd Annual Wildlife Film Festival. Anne has previously worked with National Geographic's shark and wildlife expert, Ryan Johnson in South Africa and is currently working for the Smithsonian's National Zoo in their Communications department. Anne hopes to pursue a career in wildlife conservation and film-making.
There's a Rhino in My House
Oxford Scientific Films
* World Premiere
** Appropriate for children
Wildlife conservationists Judy and John Travers have devoted their lives to protecting black rhino in Eastern Zimbabwe. When a tragic turn of events leaves an adorable baby rhino, a tiny warthog and a hyper hyena orphaned Judy takes on the mammoth task of raising all three in her home. With a hyena tearing the furniture apart, a warthog in her bed and half a ton of rhino to bottle feed, life for the Travers is never dull and the same again. This is the surprising, heart-warming story about an unconventional herd and one woman's determination to save them. Some herds have to be seen to be believed!
Elephants in Crisis
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: National Geographic Investigative Reporter Bryan Christy will talk about his feature article Blood Ivory 25,000 Elephants Were Killed Last Year that is on the cover of the October 2012 edition of National Geographic Magazine.
Bryan Christy is an author and journalist. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, Playboy, law journals, and National Geographic, where he is a Contributing Writer. He is author of the non-fiction book The Lizard King soon to be a feature film from Fox2000 Pictures.
His education includes Pennsylvania State University, Cornell University Graduate School, the University of Michigan Law School, and Tokyo University Law School (where he was a Fulbright Scholar). He was selected as a Centennial Speaker by the US Department of Justice in 2009 and is a 2011 Genesis Award winner. Before becoming a full-time writer he practiced international law in Washington, DC.
*** Q & A with Bryan Christy and filmmaker Anne Goddard
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