13 min


NYC PREMIERE Formed by a group of local, black women from communities surrounding the Kruger National Park, The Black Mambas is South Africa’s first and only all-female, anti-poaching unit, the first line of defense in an attempt to rescue their country’s threatened rhino population from the edge of extinction. They are the eyes and ears on the ground, patrolling over 150 square miles of dangerous bush, and monitoring its borders. With military training, yet unarmed, these women have reduced rhino poaching significantly in their area, but know they may have only won a small, short-term battle in a much larger war. Their mission now is to take their work well beyond the reserve, to the schools and communities across South Africa, to empower and employ other women, educate children and bring upliftment to underprivileged communities. Only then will they bring about lasting and sustainable change to their country.

Director: Bruce Donnelly
Producer: EP Bruce Donnelly, Producer Paulo Adorni, Producer Rafaela Jala, Producer Fermin Rojas, Producer Jay Kubesch
Cinematographer: Rafael Dias
Editor: Bruce Donnelly
Music: Adrian More, Dumisani Khwela
Language: English
Country: South Africa, USA
Year: 2018

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