The Last Horns of Africa

September 2021

From Executive Producer BANOVICH STUDIOS We are proud to present a trailer to our upcoming documentary on the Rhino Crisis “The Last Horns of Africa”

This story will take you into the dark underbelly of the rhino poaching crises and inside the mind of a poacher. It will also introduce you to some of the hero’s on the frontline trying to save the rhinos while the world is debating whether to make trade in rhino horn legal or not.  

Directors Garth de Bruno Austin, Morgan Pelt and Sean Viljoen are truly master storytellers and incredible artists with a camera. A big congratulations to the creative team and Maria Homann who has kept us on track. Well done team-thank you all, we love you!

With unprecedented access, THE LAST HORNS OF AFRICA is a gripping and intimate look at the current rhino poaching war raging across Africa. We follow the journeys of two conservation heroes who put their lives on the line to protect the rhino in their care, all the while a top-secret, covert operation endeavours to bring down South Africa’s most notorious rhino poaching syndicates.

Hidden away in South Africa, is the World’s largest rhino orphanage, run by Petronel Nieuwoudt, who deals with the aftermath – the orphaned rhino calves knowingly left for dead by poachers. Through her eyes, the viewer gets an insight into the incredible bonds that are formed and the heart wrenching reality of where these calves have come from.

Meanwhile, in Kruger National Park – ground zero for rhino poaching, Don English, a Veteran Ranger commands his brave team on the front line of the rhino horn war as they set out on an almost insurmountable task of protecting the rhinoceros in an area the size of Israel.

From never before seen footage of South Africa’s largest undercover wildlife investigation and interviews with poachers, the filmmakers risk their lives as they are thrust into the underground world of illicit rhino horn deals organized by South Africa’s ruthless rhino poaching King Pins. THE LAST HORNS OF AFRICA is a first hand look at the complexities and moral debates of contemporary conservation, which has found itself entangled in the dark web of corruption and the illegal wildlife trade.

2021 ‘Best Wildlife Crime’ film for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2021, New York City, NY
2021 Jackson Wild, Finalist, Conservation Long Form category for Jackon Hole Wild Film Festival 2021, Jackson, WY
2021 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Melbouorne, AUS
2021 EarthX Film Festial, Impact Award
2021 Revelation Perth International Film Festival 
2021 International Nature Film Festival GödöllÅ‘
FInalist Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival