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Film Premiere: Sides of A Horn

Phil Dimon (centre) the Spokesperson for US embassy, having a selfie moment with some of the invited guests

According to Risa Sarachan a Forbes site writer, Sides of a Horn is unique in its depiction of the poaching war in that, it is sympathetic towards both sides of the struggle in communities torn apart by the conflict between poachers and rangers. Sides of a Horn which premiered in Uganda on Thursday last week, is a 17-minute short film depicting rhino poaching on the African continent.

Tobby Wosskow (right) the director and writer of the Movie “sides of a Horn,” sharing a stage with Angie Genade the Executive Director for Rhino Fund Uganda
Written and directed by British born, Los Angeles based filmmaker Tobby Wosskow, the film is about two brothers living in the same community bordering a national park. To tell the story of Africa’s poaching war from both sides of the fence, one of the two brothers takes path of a ranger while the other takes path of a poacher. Wosskow noted that the film is based on actual events, and filmed in the townships and game reserves most directly impacted by wildlife crime. “This dramatic short film paints an unbiased portrait of a modern war that is tearing communities apart and driving a pre-historic species to the verge of extinction,” explained Wosskow.

When the movie turns emotional
“Through research and a lot of time spent on the ground, in communities bordering National Parks more so, those high on poaching, was based this fictional script but completely based on true events,” added Wosskow. The film which was shot in South Africa, first premiered in the USA and has been translated in more than 12 languages. Premiering on the big screens at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Thursday night at a red-carpet event, the occasion was graced by Deborah Malac and Attilio Pacific the US and European Union ambassadors respectively among other high-profile guests.

The night was characterised with glamour
Recalling some of the remarkable events while shooting the film, Wosskow narrated of how he and crew found a baby rhino which had just been shot dead by poachers. “The rangers who were supporting our team, had to stop and first chase the poachers,” recounted Wosskow. According to the producer, not a single coin shall be charged from anyone willing to watch the movie on www.rhinomovie.com which conservationists wish to use as a tool to preach against poaching. Among the sponsors of the event was, Uganda Tourism Board, Rhino Fund Uganda, Uganda Wildlife Authority among others.

The Red-carpet event was sponsored by a number of stake-holders and companies engrossed in tourism and conservation

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