The Last Male on Earth

by Floor van der Meulen Netherlands, Belgium, Germany 2019 72'

The final years of Sudan, the last captive northern white rhinoceros. In March 2018 he died at age 45 years at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya, leaving two females of his subspecies, they, too, beyond breeding age. Tended to by the reserve wardens, Sudan became a celebrity among tourists for photos, journalists for a story, and scientists for new methods of reproduction. With subtle irony the film treats the issue of endangered animal species and the biodiversity crisis. An acute comment on man’s destructive behaviors, as symbolized by the extinction of the northern white rhinoceros.


Director:

Floor van der Meulen

Productor:

Een van de Jongens, Cassette For Timescapes, Magellan Films, EO & NDR

Country:

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany

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23° Festival

CINEMAMBIENTE

01 October - 04 October 2020
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