United StatesKenya, 2019, 79 min, Colour

KIFARU is a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits who join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit - a small group of rangers that protect and care for Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world. Spanning over the course of the caretakers first four years on the job, KIFARU allows viewers to intimately experience the joys and pitfalls of wildlife conservation firsthand through the eyes of these Kenyan rhino caretakers who witness extinction happening in real-time.



David Hambridge


Andrew Harrison BrownDavid Hambridge


Andrew Harrison BrownDavid Hambridge


Andrew Harrison Brown


Willie Elias


David Hambridge is an Emmy® nominated cinematographer & award-winning filmmaker based in the American South. He began filming KIFARU in May 2015 following a successful crowdfunding effort that he and Andrew led. Each trip to Kenya revealed a deeper personal narrative as an intimate bond between the rhino caretakers & Sudan became increasingly evident on these young rhino caretaker’s faces. Andrew Harrison Brown, p.g.a. is an award-winning filmmaker that has traveled the world telling the stories of cultures often overlooked and under-appreciated. As a humanitarian, Andrew stumbled into a film career while working with numerous international non-profit organizations. Through this experience, he witnessed how stories told through images transcended barriers and acted as levers for change.


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