Fierce Females on Front Lines of Africa’s Poaching War Are Focus of Doc Breaking Their Silence
20 May 2020
Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War
When filmmaker Kerry David first started researching the poaching crisis in Africa —criminals killing endangered animals for profit — she only saw men on the front lines fighting to protect them.
Then she started hearing about some fierce females — rangers and even a former police captain who started a rhino orphanage — who were doing everything they could to protect elephants, rhinos and other endangered species that poachers are quickly making extinct.
As an award-winning filmmaker, David knew she had to tell their stories.
The result? The breathtaking documentary Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War, which shows firsthand what courageous women are doing to protect endangered animals.
The illegal wildlife trade, David points out, not only puts endangered species at risk — but it has contributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the world to isolate at home and social distance as more than 269,000 have died, per the latest figures from the New York Times. Read the full article on The People here.