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The Edge of Existence

Available On Demand, throughout the Festival

English and Swahili with English subtitle translation. Unfortunately, this feature does not include captioning for all English-speaking parts.

General admission: $12 | $9 (conc). For Festival Passes and concession information, click here.

Zeroing in on the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, The Edge of Existence uncovers the urgent story of current human-wildlife conflict in Africa which threatens the survival of the local populations and animals-alike.

Allowing those on the ground to share their lived experiences of a struggling coexistence between wildlife and people, this striking documentary gives voice to both sides of the animal conservation versus human preservation debate, bringing to the forefront a story in urgent need of telling.

Pressing, visceral and insightful, this documentary expertly brings insight, clarity and solutions to a crisis-level global issue.

"... skillfully blends camerawork and editing to present an urgent yet entertaining film... These stunning images juxtapose well with the rawness of the film, bringing a sincerity to the tug-of-war between the human way of life and the power of the African wilderness." | Andreas Damm, Conservation Frontline

Content warning: contains some graphic images involving the slaughter of animals

  • Year
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
    English, Swahili
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Premiere
  • Director
    James Suter, Charlie Luckock
  • Producer
    Sam Suter
  • Cast
    Grant Burden, Gotera Gamba, Frida Mollel, Dr. Kristen Denninger-Snyder
  • Cinematographer
    Oli Cladow
  • Editor
    Ronet Van Der Walt, Benjamin Haskins
  • Music
    Berend Dubbe & GT Thomas