A ferocious kill on the Serengeti...warnings about endangered species...these cliches of nature documentaries disregard a key part of the landscape: villagers just off-camera who navigate the dangers and costs of living with wildlife.
Africa is emerging from a history of "white man conservation" that displaced indigenous people, banned subsistence hunting, and fueled resentment. Now, a revolution in grass-roots wildlife conservation is turning poachers into protectors. But change doesn't come easy.
With memorable characters and spectacular locations, Milking the Rhino tells joyful, penetrating and heartbreaking stories from Kenya and Namibia—revealing the high stakes obstacles facing Community Conservation today.
“With so many docus on the circuit depicting Africa's miseries, Milking the Rhino reps refreshingly optimistic fare.”—Variety