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The Last Animals a Film By Kate Brooks

In The Last Animals filmmaker and conflict reporter Kate Brooks turns her lens to the killing of African elephants and rhinos – in this sweeping expose of this  under reported genocide.

As the single -digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the  factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade and international terrorism and border security.

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At the same time Brooks documents the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these animals on the verge of extinction in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

The result is a potent plea for worldwide attention and action to combat the permanent loss of these majestic creatures.is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to all lengths to save the planet’s last animals.

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The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to protect elephants and rhinos.

From Africa’s front lines to behind the scenes of Asian markets, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.

About Kate Brooks

Kate Brooks is a world renowned photographer who has chronicled conflict and human rights issues for nearly two decades. She first began working as photographer in Russia while documenting child abuse in state orphanages. The resulting photographs were published worldwide and used by the Human Rights Watch to campaign for orphans’ rights.

Kate then proceeded to dedicate herself to co

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vering the post 9/11 decade through to the beginning of the Arab Spring; she is widely known for her extensive work across the Middle East and in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Kate’s photographs are regularly published in magazines, such as TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker and Smithsonian. She also exhibits her work in museums and galleries across the globe.

In 2010 Kate was as a contributing cinematographer on the multiple award-winning documentary The Boxing Girls of Kabul. Her introspective collection of essays and photos In the Light of Darkness: A Photographer’s Journey After 9/11 was selected by PDN as one of 2011’s best photography books. Kate was then awarded a 2012-13 Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan. There she began researching wildlife trafficking and the pan African poaching epidemic for the documentary film The Last Animals. Kate’s drive and passion for this project comes from the fundamental belief that time is running out and that we are at a critical moment in natural history.

Watch the movie here.

 

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2015 Vancouver – Global March for Elephants and Rhinos Marchers’ Toolkit and Resources

10374982_10153053363255358_1265353712870345524_nHello Global (Vancouver) Marchers!

Here is a toolkit to help you get the word out! Posters, petitions, umbrellas and t-shirts are soon to come!

Vancouver March:
October 3rd – 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library – North Plaza – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Speakers: Dr. Jake Wall – Save the Elephants (African Elephant)
Dr. Hedy Fry  – MP Vancouver Centre
Rosemary Conder – BC SPCA – Elephants in Tourism (Asia)

For those of you attending the Vancouver march and who are interested in helping us get the word out here are a few tools:

Download – Print – Post!

ENGLISH AND CHINESE POSTERS

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SUPPORT OUR MARCH

Umbrellas! Purple and Black are available! $45.00

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T-SHIRTS for SALE – $20.00

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IDEAS FOR SIGNS!

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PETITIONS AND ACTIONS

MEMORANDUM OF DEMAND TO CHINA

STOP THE CAPTURE AND SALE OF BABY ELEPHANTS TO CHINA AND UAE

PRESS RELEASE

Legislative Support!

Global March and Elephant Rhino crisis presented as a private members bill in the BC legislature by Mike Farnworth NDP MLA for Port Coquitlam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-eqW8Algms

DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE SUPPORT

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JANE GOODALL SUPPORT

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Agenda

12:00 pm to 2:00 PM

12:00 to 12:40 – music, face painting, t-shirt and umbrella sales, sign the petition

12:40 to 12: 45 Opening Remarks

Speeches

12: 45 to 12:55 pm Dr. Hedy Fry

12:55 to 1:10 pm Dr. Jake Wall (Save the Elephants)

1:10 pm to 1:20 pm Rosemary Conder (BC SPCA)

1:20 to 1:40 march

1:40 photo, closing remarks, next steps

ABOUT THE MARCH

This year Vancouver joins 10 other Canadian cities on the weekend of October 3 & 4th. Over 120 cities around the world will also be marching to draw attention to the crisis facing these species (and others) and to call for an end to the ivory and rhino horn trade that is pushing these (and many other species) towards extinction.Our march also aims to raise awareness of the issues facing the Asian elephant. It is estimated that there are less than 30,000 remaining with many living difficult (abusive) lives in the tourist trekking and illegal logging industries. Wherever you are find a march near you.

elephanatics.org is hosting this march! https://www.facebook.com/Elephanatics — Like us!

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