Isabel Bader Theatre Sat, Apr 27, 2019 8:30 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 10:00 AM
Fox Theatre Fri, May 3, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Animal Magnetism
Film Subjects:Africa
Animals & Animal Rights
Ecology & the Environment
Science & Technology
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):David Hambridge
Producer(s):Andrew Harrison Brown
Editor(s):Andrew Harrison Brown
Cinematography:David Hambridge
Andrew Harrison Brown
Composer:Kevin Matley


A devastatingly emotional and intimate portrait of extinction, Kifaru follows two Kenyan rangers at Ol Pejeta Conservancy as they protect and care for Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros. Over four years, Jojo and James experience the joy and heartbreak of conservation firsthand as their charge's health deteriorates. By allowing the viewer to witness annihilation in real time, the emptiness, finality and weight of losing a sub-species of one of the world's oldest land mammals takes root. Poaching led to this rhino population's extermination and it's clear that "extinction is the definition of human extremes of greed." So how do we end avarice and humankind's cruel mistreatment of other living things? Sudan's death on March 19, 2018 should be the impetus for drastic change, but with three other rhinoceros species critically endangered and bans on the trade of rhino horns lifting, will his legacy be lost or made legendary? Angie Driscoll

Additional Information

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