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'KIFARU' is a feature documentary film with exclusive access that follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits that join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit - a small group of rangers that care for and protect Sudan, the last male northern white rhino or kifaru in Swahili. Spanning over the course of the caretakers first four years on the job, 'Kifaru' allows viewers to experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand through the lens of these men and view extinction in real-time.

Copy of The Filmmakers


'KIFARU' is a feature documentary film with exclusive access that follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits that join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit - a small group of rangers that care for and protect Sudan, the last male northern white rhino or kifaru in Swahili. Spanning over the course of the caretakers first four years on the job, 'Kifaru' allows viewers to experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand through the lens of these men and view extinction in real-time.

THE TEAM

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 DAVID HAMBRIDGE | DIRECTOR + DP

David is an Emmy® nominated cinematographer & award-winning commercial + documentary filmmaker based in the US.  He began filming KIFARU in 2014.

For years David has filmed with the rhino caretakers closest to Sudan at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, empowering their voices and exposing their character during moments of profound love and painful loss.  Upon developing mutual trust and access with these Kenyan men, David wanted to tell this story with an unorthodox style by focusing on the livelihoods and relationships that surround an animal teetering on the edge of extinction. David believes the loss to extinction should be not only be witnessed by the entire world, but it should be felt.  With KIFARU, David shares not only the lives of those closest to the last male standing, but the legacy and lessons that will live on well past Sudan's last breath.

 

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ANDREW HARRISON BROWN | PRODUCER + EDITOR

Andrew is an award-winning filmmaker that has traveled the world telling the stories of cultures often overlooked and under-appreciated. As a humanitarian, Andrew stumbled into a film career while working with numerous non-profit organizations in North America, South America, India and Africa. Through this experience, he witnessed how stories told through images transcended barriers and acted as levers for change.

Most recently, Andrew produced WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS (Tribeca 2018); Directed by Emmy award-winning Jon Kasbe, Executive Produced by Oscar-nominated Matt Heineman (CARTEL LAND).  WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS was a grant recipient of Sundance Institute's Documentary Production Fund Grant in 2017.  Andrew directed, produced & edited his previous project, SOMEWHERE IN BEULAH LAND; an award-winning short documentary.

Andrew is also the founder of Ragtag Tribe Films

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FIONA OTWAY | CONSULTING EDITOR

Fiona is an Academy Award nominated documentary film editor who has worked on many award winning films, one of which was nominated for an Oscar in ‘Best Documentary Feature’ at the 2012 Academy Awards. Most notably, Fiona edited the film HELL AND BACK AGAIN winning Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film festival.

As a filmmaker, Fiona is committed to illuminating perspectives that are often under-represented in mainstream media and loves to craft nuanced, emotionally resonant stories about complex social issues.

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AMi VITALE | CONSULTING PRODUCER

Ami’s work as a National Geographic photographer has largely been spent in Kenya documenting some of the worlds most endangered animals. She has garnered prestigious awards including the first Magnum Inge Morath grant along with multiple prizes like World Press Photos, the International Photographer of the Year. In 2018, Ami was named as one of the ‘50 Most Badass Women Changing the World’ by InStyle.

Most recently, Ami helped direct the VR film MY AFRICA (Tribeca 2018, Executive Produced and narrated by Lupita Nyong’o).

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Contact


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CONTACT

PR & PUBLICITY

David Magdael | dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com

Elisha Gustafson | elisha@tcdm-associates.com

Vince Johnson | vjohnson@tcdm-associates.com
+1.213.624.7827

Sales

Submarine Entertainment

info@submarine.com


'KIFARU' is an independent documentary feature that began production following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. The film is supported by Southern Documentary Fund, a fiscal sponsor based in Durham NC, that champions documentary filmmakers since 2002.