Milking the Rhino

Milking the Rhino

DVD - 2009
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"A ferocious kill on the Serengeti; warnings about endangered species... These clichés of nature films ignore a key landscape feature: villagers just off-camera who endure the dangers and costs of living with wild animals. The Maasai tribe of Kenya and Namibia's Himba -- two of earth's oldest cattle cultures -- are emerging from a century of 'white man's conservation,' which threw them off their lands, banned subsistence hunting and fueled resentment. They are discovering that earnings from wildlife tourism can rival the benefits of livestock. But change is not easy. Charting the collision of ancient ways with Western expectations, [this film] offers complex, intimate stories of Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation." -- Container.
Publisher: [United States] : Kartemquin Educational Films, c2009
Edition: Widescreen format
ISBN: 9781565808430
1565808436
Branch Call Number: DVD 333.9541 MIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Liber_vermis
Aug 03, 2017

A revealing and frank examination of efforts in Kenya and Namibia to bridge the divide between the interests of small scale and commercial farmers and the conservation of habitat and wildlife which sustains lucrative tourism. Rapid population growth will put great pressure on wildlife preserves in the long term. The local economic model demonstrated in this documentary suggests a direction for indigenous communities in other countries for greater economic self-sufficiency. This documentary is well worth viewing simply for the wildlife, natural scenery, and traditional culture photography.

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HereHere
Jan 22, 2013

This was a fascinating look at some of the challenges in developing a conservation mindset in rural Africa. Lots of great animal scenes.

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Liber_vermis
Aug 03, 2017

"The Masai tribe of Kenya and the Himba tribe of Namibia - two of Earth's oldest cattle cultures - are emerging from a century of 'white man's conservation,' which threw them off their lands, banned subsistence hunting, and fueled resentment. These indigenous people are discovering that earnings from wildlife tourism can rival the benefits of livestock. But change is not easy. Charting the collision of traditional ways with Western [tourism and commercial farming] expectations, "Milking the Rhino" offers complex, intimate stories of Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation."

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