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South African rhino documentary wins conservation award in New York

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 12:44 PM

Reports www.screenafrica.com

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival has announced in New York that the film Horn, directed by South African filmmaker Dr Reina-Marie Loader, has won the 2015 award for Best Conservation Film. The award will be presented at a ceremony on 23 October 2015. Dr Loader will also speak at the parallel Biodiversity Conference in New York.

Horn is a film about the usually neglected social side of rhino poaching. It highlights the social causes that drive people to poaching and shows that the conservation of rhinos can be a problem solver for disadvantaged communities.

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:23 AM

Being a South African my self, this is awesome news to me. Hunting is much more that just shooting animals, it is also about conservation.

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 03:15 PM

This movie is about poaching, and the social causes which drives the poachers. It's not about hunting and if hunting is part of conservation. 

A key dimension is the assessment of rhino monitor training as a forward-looking strategy that serves the protection of not only rhinos, but also the betterment of the wider community. This includes an evaluation of the physical and psychological impact of such training by following an actor (Jeffrey Mundell) playing a specifically created character (Michael Harris) within a real-life training situation. The intention is to thereby explore sustainable solutions to this dilemma while simultaneously commenting on the wider socio-political context connected to the survival of the South African rhinos.
. Possibly hunting is one of the sustainable solutions explored, but it certainly not the only one.  

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