Stroop: Journey into the Rhino Horn War


Cowell Theatre Sun, Sep 9, 2018 2:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Susan Scott
Year of Production:2018
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Topic:Festival Awards
Wildlife Protection
Women's Environmental Leadership
Country:South Africa
Running Time:120 min.


Two filmmakers explore the war for rhino horn. Initially setting out on a six-month project, the duo leave their jobs, sell their homes, move in with their mothers and give up nearly four years of their lives to document what is happening in the fight to save rhinos from extinction.

In this roller-coaster rider between Africa and Asia, the two filmmakers embed themselves on the front-lines of a species genocide when they are given exclusive access to the enforcement aspect of the fight. From rangers, pilots and K9 units patrolling national parks to elite police units raiding wildlife trafficking dens... they find themselves in some hair-raising situations.

In the end, after highlighting corruption and incompetence at the highest levels, will the filmmakers emerge with a solution to save rhinos?

Expected guests: Director Susan Scott; Producer/Journalist Bonné de Bod; film's subject Axel Tarifa of Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage; Maureen Nandini Mitra (discussion emcee), Editor, Earth Island Journal

2018 Green Tenacity Award

Program Sponsor:

Community Partners: WildAct Vietnam; Women's Earth Alliance; Women's Environmental Network

Susan ScottSusan Scott has been making documentary films for nearly twenty years. After studying cinematography and the craft of non-linear editing in the US, she went on to mentor with an ACE editor in Washington DC.  Not only has she worked with some of the best wildlife and documentary filmmakers on the planet, she has gone on to win a Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival award for Best Editing, three SAFTAs as well as four SAB Environmental Media Awards and several international awards for her filmmaking.