Stroop: Journey into the Rhino Horn War a documentary film about the war on rhino poaching won top honours at the San Diego International Film Festival on Saturday evening. Produced by filmmaker Susan Scott and TV presenter Bonné de Bod, the film received the award for Best Documentary at the festival.
Documentaries tell stories that bring big issues to light and educate others, often empowering people to take action.
Congratulations to the team behind “Stroop: Journey Into the Rhino Horn War” for winning Best Documentary! pic.twitter.com/SplRV2yrdS
— San Diego Film Fest (@SDFilmFestival) October 14, 2018
It also won the Green Tenacity Award at the San Francisco Green Film Festival in September.
What’s the film about?
Susan and Bonné decided to delve into why rhinos were being killed in huge numbers. The two initially thought they’d only spend six months on the project, but after three years of investigating and filming, they were able to release the documentary.
They go to the frontline and interview rangers in Kruger, vets, activists, rhino orphan rehabilitators and police investigators. They even venture overseas to track the sale of rhino horn across our borders and even ask the buyers some tough questions.
You can watch the trailer for the documentary below.