Milking the rhino [videorecording] /
A co-production of David E. Simpson ; Kartemquin Educational Films ; the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; directed, produced, written by David E. Simpson.
Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films ; Mississauga, ON : [Distributed in Canada by] McNabb Connolly, c2008.
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
1594588619, 9781594588617
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Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films ; Mississauga, ON : [Distributed in Canada by] McNabb Connolly, c2008.
credits note
Narrator, Munyikombo Bukusi ; photography, Jason Longo ; original music, Mark Bandy ; editor, David E. Simpson.
general note
Includes both 83 minute version and 54 minute version.
Originally broadcast on the television program Independent Lens in 2008.
Special features include three 20-minute thematic modules: Profiting from conservation; Human-wildlife conflicts; Grazing.
Chronicles the forgotten element of most nature documentaries of Africa--the villagers who live there and must deal with the dangers and costs associated with living with the wildlife.
language note
Dialogue in English and Masai, with optional SDH captions in English.
catalogue key
target audience
Grades 7-10, college, adults.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2010-10-15:
People who associate Africa only with jungles filled with wild animals are forgetting the people there who are trying to make a living raising crops or livestock. How can African governments balance conservation of the habitat and wildlife with the needs of the indigenous peoples? This exploration of the issues looks at the history of this problem and at some of the solutions that have been put in place. Focusing on the Masai of Kenya and the Himba of Namibia, the film chronicles their culture and dependence on cattle and how ecotourism has begun to provide a new means of support. It also examines how after years of ignoring the needs of these groups, the Kenyan and Namibian governments are now working with them to find additional ways to sustain their communities. This beautiful film shows the African landscape at its finest. Bonus features include a 54-minute version and scene selection. Images of dead and mutilated animals and topless women may disturb some viewers. Recommended for most libraries. [More at]-Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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