As part of Jozi Film Festival, The Last Rhino is screening at Villa Arcadia in Parktown, Johannesburg on Saturday, 16 February 2013.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Johannesburg-born Al Jazeera correspondent Jonah Hull, who produced and presented the 54-minute documentary
Directed by and Peabody Award recipient Cliff Bestall, The Last Rhino explores the greed, ignorance and corruption that have made South Africa the epicenter of rhino poaching.
Somewhere in South Africa, a rhino dies in savage, agonising circumstances almost every day, slaughtered for horns that have no proven use or worth outside the traditional medicine markets of Asia. Over there, rhino horn, which has been valued for centuries as a cure for headaches, is now believed to cure cancer, says Jonah. The Last Rhino begins with a mothers improbable survival and ends with her giving birth. Amid tragedy, a calf is born. Life continues. But if there is an uplifting end to the rhinos story, then it has yet to be written.
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Watch the trailer below
You can watch the full documentary, produced as part of Al Jazeera Correspondent series, below
Pics courtesy of Matthew Cassel / Al Jazeera.