The Last Male on Earth

(The Last Male on Earth)

The last 3 years in the life of the “Czechoslovak” rhinoceros Súdán, the last male of his species, are evidence of the paradoxical human insistence on rescuing symbols when a more radical change in our behaviour towards life on our planet is needed.

This northern white rhinoceros lived in the Czech lands for 34 years. In 1975, the Sudanese native was moved to the Dvůr Králové Safari Park. In 2009, in a last effort to save this species on the brink of extinction, Súdán returned to Africa. He spent 8 years on a Kenyan game reserve in the care of keepers, and under constant guard. Poaching, which has been impossible to stop, and illegal international trade sentenced Súdán’s entire species to death. He evaded harm, but his international fame brought a constant stream of tourists to disturb his final days. Now the only hope for saving this species lies in 2 surviving females and Súdán’s sperm.

About the film

Director: Floor van der Meulen
Netherlands, Belgium, Germany
2019 | 71 min.

Language: English, German, Italian, Swahili

Subtitles: English

Category

UnEarthed

Director

Floor van der Meulen

Filmography
2019 - Last Male on Earth
2018 - Greetings from Aleppo
2016 - 9 days: From My Window in Aleppo

Floor van der Meulen

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