We are honored to share that Ami Vitale’s new documentary, “Remembering Sudan: The Last Male Northern White Rhino” is an official selection of the New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival this month.
“Remembering Sudan” is part of the Wanaka line up of films and will be screened during Session Five of the festival, Nature and the Environment in the alpine village of Wanaka, New Zealand. It will be featured alongside five other films that highlight climate change and human-caused harm to the planet, each with a common goal of demonstrating how “we can all be part of the solution, rather than the problem.”
Founded in 2002, the New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival was the first adventure filmmakers’ competition to be established in New Zealand and has grown to showcase some of the best adventure and cultural films in the world. The festival takes place and focuses on isolated places, extreme sports, awe-inspiring adventure, people, and wildlife.
Vital Impacts is proud and pleased to have “Remembering Sudan” be a part of the NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival, not only because of the platform they consistently give to important discussions on conservation and global warming, but also because of their commitment to sustainability. In just three years, waste produced by over 3,500 visitors has been reduced to one bag. Donations are made to carbon offsetting programs for each speaker at the festival, compostable packaging is chosen no matter the cost, and bottled water is not sold.
“Remembering Sudan” will be screened at the Lake Wanaka Centre on Sunday, June 25th at 11AM. Tickets are 20 dollars per person, with a 5 dollar youth discount. Included in the price of a ticket is a small meal and the opportunity to watch five other award-winning films. If you cannot make it, the festival will also be streamed online from June 23 to July 23 in Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit the New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival website.