2020 St. Louis International Film Festival

Our Gorongosa with From Kurils with Love and Making Waves

Expired November 23, 2020 5:59 AM
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Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has become one of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife-restoration stories. Following years of exploitation, Gorongosa has rebounded with rich wildlife through holistic ecological practices that emphasize both animal conservation and socioeconomic infrastructure for the citizens who live nearby. After a decade of renewed protection, Gorongosa’s large mammal population has increased tenfold, to more than 100,000 animals, and the park has found innovative ways to co-exist with the 200,000 people living near its borders. The film tells this hopeful story through Dominique Gonçalves, a young African elephant ecologist who strives to empower and inspire Africans, especially women, to become responsible stewards of the environment. By providing large-scale, long-term health care, agriculture support, and girls’ education to surrounding communities, Gorongosa is helping redefine the identity and purpose of national parks.

Environmental Focus sponsored by Ward & Carol Klein.

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    60 minutes
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    James Byrne