Thursday, February 13, 2020

Freshfields Village hosts a weekend of art and film Feb. 14-17

Art meets conservation on Kiawah

Posted by Christian Robinson on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 1:47 PM

click to enlarge Learn more about the last male northern white rhino in the world this weekend - DAVID HAMBRIDGE
  • David Hambridge
  • Learn more about the last male northern white rhino in the world this weekend
Freshfields Village and the Benjamin Walls Gallery present a weekend-long art exhibit and pre-release screening of Kifaru, a documentary about the lives of two Kenyans who join a conservancy's rhino caretaker unit.

Walls is both a photographer and environmentalist who captures landscapes from all over the world. Check out new works in Walls' eponymous gallery this weekend, Feb. 14-Feb. 17.

The first screening of Kifaru is already full, so be sure to sign up for the screening on Sun. Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

Walls worked on Kifaru as an executive producer, joining director David Hambridge, who began work on the film in 2015. Hambridge was moved by the relationship between the caretakers and the rhino; his goal is to not only have the world experience the loss of an animal to extinction, but to feel it.

The film takes place at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit: a small group that works to take care of the last male northern white rhino in the world, named Sudan. The film spans the first four years of the recruits' time on the job, putting on display both the joys and despairs of wildlife conservation.

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