Can conservation find happy endings despite complexity, change and tragic circumstances?
Life in rural communities is in a state of flux: children are receiving more education than their parents, traditional and political leadership wrestle for control, government service delivery is poor, unemployment is rife and modernity is putting pressure on age-old cultures.
Similarly, conservationists are facing their own challenges. There are less than 5 000 Wild Dogs left in existence, funding sources are scarce, conflicts of interest flare, models of beneficiation are being tested and new technology needs to be deployed.
This film explores one such rural community where the lives of poachers and Wild Dogs intersect with tragic consequences.
isiZulu version: vimeo.com/148457271
Director & Producer: James Walsh
Editor: Katherine Millar
Principle Cinematography: Dale Hunt
Additional Cinematography: James Walsh
Sound Mixer: Gareth Wharton, Juice Audio
Motion Graphics: Motif Studios
Translations: Skeelo Khumalo
Stills from Production: flickr.com/photos/sinamatella/sets/72157650307038717/
For festival or broadcast enquiries, please contact: James Walsh, email@example.com