World Premier of Last of the Longnecks
We are thrilled to once again be partnering with the Environmental Film Festival of the Nation’s Capital to co-present an extraordinary conservation film! This year, that film is Last of the Longnecks, a beautiful, poignant, and alarming story about the profound decline of giraffe populations in Africa and efforts to protect them. Screening at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 7pm on March 23rd. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE. GET TICKETS HERE.
(USA, 2017, 92 min.)
Directed by Ashley Scott Davison.
Being such a recognizable animal, the image of a giraffe can instantly conjure sentiments of African sunsets, untouched wilderness and the serenity of nature within the minds of viewers of all ages. It’s silhouette is both unmistakable and evocative, and is used around the world in advertising to sell a wide range of goods. It has even been used as a logo for the Olympic Games and football’s FIFA World Cup. Few travel operators or safari brochures fail to include the giraffe when they market Africa as an exciting travel destination, and the species is a must-see on every safari-goer’s wish list. Unlike Africa’s Big Five – the elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard – the giraffe is not in demand as a trophy so revenue from legal hunting is limited. But the giraffe, like the elephant and rhino, is an agent of change in habitats and landscapes. Yet how can it be that the majority of the world is oblivious to the giraffe’s fight against extinction?
Discussion with director Ashley Scott Davison and Development and Communications Director for ACFF, Jennifer Lee, follows screening.