SAVING RHINO PHILA

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SAVING RHINO PHILA

(c) NHU Africa

MARCH
24
12 NOON

Directed by: Richard Slater-Jones

Venue: National Museum of Natural History
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SAVING RHINO PHILA (South Africa, 2011, 52 min.) 

From deep within a bloody conflict emerges a powerful story of survival. Recently, a new breed of poachers has gone to war with South Africa’s rhino population, and against all odds, one rhino has survived the onslaught. Her name is Phila and her story lures us into a world of organized crime and millionaire poachers armed to the teeth with automatic weapons, helicopters and night vision goggles. A host of offbeat characters is present too, from her owner and his shattered dreams to wildlife veterinarians arrested for poaching, crack police units and glamorous landowners who lace their rhinos horns with poison. Directed by Richard Slater-Jones. Produced by Oloff Bergh. Wildscreen Winner, The Nature Conservancy Environment & Conservation Award.

Introduced by Susan Norton, Chief Executive Officer, Wildscreen USA.

Shown with the other Winners from the 2012 Wildscreen Festival, Bristol, England HUMMINGBIRDS: JEWELLED MESSENGERS and HIPPOS: NATURE’S WILD FEAST.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium

10th & Constitution Ave., NW

(Metro: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle)

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