Anti-poaching film wins international award


The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival has announced in New York that the film Horn, directed by South African filmmaker Dr Reina-Marie Loader, has won the 2015 award for Best Conservation Film.

The award will be made at a ceremony on Friday, 23 October. Dr Loader will also speak at the parallel Biodiversity Conference in New York.

Horn is a film about the usually neglected social side of rhino poaching. It highlights the social causes that drive people to poaching and shows that the conservation of rhinos can be a problem solver for disadvantaged communities.

A novel feature is that the film is a lived documentary, in which an actor is put into the real situation and required to take part in actual anti-poaching activities, so that a creative investigation can maintain authenticity.
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