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THE LAST ANIMALS

Directed by Kate Brooks
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 92 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE LAST ANIMALS
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- in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. 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 and international terrorism and border security. But all is not yet lost- 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.

—Deborah Rudolph
Female Director(s), Documentary, First Time Filmmaker, Environmental
About the Director(s)
Kate Brooks is an American photojournalist who has chronicled conflict and human rights issues for nearly two decades. In 2013 she was awarded a Knight Wallace Fellowship at University of Michigan where she researched the poaching crisis before directing The Last Animals.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Kate Brooks
  • Screenwriter:
    Kate Brooks, Mark Monroe
  • Cinematographers:
    Kate Brooks, Michal Krejci, Jason Longo, Ruben O’Malley, Jared Moossy, Joan Poggio, Stefan Scherperel, Andrew Thompson, Ryan Youngblood
  • Editor:
    Brian Anton, Brian Lazarte
  • Composer:
    Paloma Estevez
  • Executive Producer:
    Laurie David, Heather Reisman, Regina K. Scully, Mari Snyder Johnson, Nikita Kahn, Sam French, Michal Walrath, Michelle Walrath, Anita Gou, Matt J. Mallek, Daniella Kahane, Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Al Edgington, Joe Labracio, Dawn Ostroff
  • Producer:
    Kate Brooks, Stephanie Soechtig
  • Associate Producer:
    Annalisa Shoemaker
  • Co-Producer:
    Christine O'Malley, Elizabeth Shea
  • Co-Executive Producers:
    Geralyn Dreyfous, Erika Brunson, Shannon O’Leary Joy, Tiffany Schauer, John Raymonda, Mildred Rowley, Courtney Turk, Jamie Wolf
  • Sound Recordists:
    Joel Barham, Ednah Bonareri, Peter Eason, Sam Kashefi, Scott Selman
  • Consulting Editor:
    Doug Blush
  • Music:
    Emmanuel Jal
  • Cast:
    Patrick Duboscq, Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, Jane Kennedy, Raymond J. Lesniak, Colonel Jacques Lusengo, Gretchen Peters, Taligo Tengu, Dr. Samuel K. Wasser, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William

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