Kartemquin is glad to announce that Milking the Rhino has won a "special mention prize" in the category awarded by Bioversity International at the 7th International Audiovisual Festival of Biodiversity. The festival was held in Rome from 20 to 23 May 2010.
The festival jury commended Milking the Rhino "for narrating with great efficacy and stylistic rigor the contradictions in the parks of Africa, places that according to some people would represent preservation of one’s own borders of life and existence. The film shows the connection between “sustainable tourism “ and life in the parks through the imposition of destructive patterns for local population, that, from one side, gets money and economic wellbeing, but from the other – the loss of their own identity and history."
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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