- This event has passed.
August 26 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KIFARU is currently waitlist only. Please check-in and you will be placed in the waiting line (rush line)
Due to unpredictable dropouts, many in the rush line will still get in.
Please arrive early for the best chances.
Confirmed ticket holders must be in line 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time or seat may be forfeited to the waitlist (rush line)
Join us for our next Movie Monday series. EarthxFilm presents KIFARU with a special message from Director David Hambridge. Stay after the film for a panel discussion on Rhino conservation efforts and how you can get involved.
In Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, rangers devote their lives to caring for and protecting Sudan, the last male white rhino, along with Sudan’s daughter and granddaughter. It’s a privilege and duty they take seriously, no matter how fruitless it can seem. “Sudan is not just another rhino. He is a perfect candidate to help people realize there is a mystic in the wild,” one ranger says. “I guess he has a feeling of what he stands for.” Kifaru follows two young recruits over their first four years on the job as they experience the heartbreak and joy of caring for animals whose fate appears sealed. “Why do we fight and plunder the world until nothing is left?” one ranger asks. “The harder question to answer is, why do we give everything to a cause that seems so hopeless?” This film, which lets viewers experience extinction in real-time, helps answer that.
Director Bio: David Hambridge is an Emmy-nominated cinematographer, commercial director and documentary filmmaker based in the U.S. Kifaru is his first feature-length documentary as a director.
In addition to the film, EarthxFilm will screen Discovery VR Virtual Reality and Wonders of the Sea Augmented Reality experiences in the lobby of Magnolia. Be sure to come early, you won’t want to miss it!
After the screening, please stay for a panel discussion on the current status of Rhino conservation. Dr. Mike Slattery with the TCU Rhino Initiative and Adam Eyres, from Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, will be in attendance. Come with your questions.
Dr. Mike Slattery is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at Texas Christian University. He has written more than 90 scientific articles and published five editions of the book Contemporary Environmental Issues. His teaching and research focus on human impacts on the environment, including the impact of dams on large-scale river systems, the socio-economic and ecological impacts of utility-scale wind power development, air pollution and modeling, and rhino poaching in South Africa. In 2007, Mike testified before the U.S. Congress on mercury contamination from coal-fired power plants and serves on the editorial boards of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and AIMS Energy. He has worked in diverse landscapes ranging from the Namib Desert in southern Africa to the cloud forests of Costa Rica where, in 2008, he established a tropical research station. In 2014, he launched the TCU Rhino Initiative, a collaboration with several private game reserves and NGOs in the Eastern Cape of South Africa focused on species and habitat management, education and awareness, advanced protection systems, and community-based, socioeconomic alternatives to poaching. This initiative received the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award in 2017 from the Association of International Educators in recognition of this global work. Mike lives with his family in Fort Worth.
Adam came to Fossil Rim in 1989 as one of the caretakers for the white rhino collection and other species. In 1992 Fossil Rim acquired southern black rhinos. During the 30 years since he has involved himself in rhino conservation whenever and wherever he could. He is currently the southern white rhino coordinator for North American zoos through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is a scientific advisor to the International Rhino Foundation and serves as an advisor to the board of directors of the International Rhino Keeper Association. He is the Director of Animal Care at Fossil Rim and works with an excellent team of animal care specialists, vets, and all the other people that are necessary to run a successful conservation organization.
A special thanks to our Community Partners