The Last Animals

USA | 2017 | 92 minutes | Kate Brooks

With the value of their tusks and horns skyrocketing in recent years, African elephants and rhinoceroses have been slaughtered at unprecedented levels. Photojournalist Kate Brooks digs deep in this scathing expose of the ivory trade revealing an animal-rights travesty as infuriating and eye-opening as that of Blackfish.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Director Kate Brooks, who has spent the past two decades photographing and filming pieces on various human-rights issues, takes her experience to a new level with this incredibly moving wildlife documentary. Within the past 10 years, international wildlife conservation has been at an all-time low, with the horns and tusks of elephants being the most sought-after material. Ivory, which has a higher market value than cocaine, is poached on the black market and sold for the enjoyment of people, while thousands of animals suffer from this loss every year. As a result, elephants and rhinos are falling into extinction. This documentary follows a team of wildlife conservationists as they travel the globe to record the response of this epidemic on people all over: in Africa, where the elephants and rhinos originate; in the Asian markets where the ivory is sold; and on American soil, to those who have no clue of the slaughter that went into this process. The Last Animals is about those who try to make a difference and save the last of the animals.

Director Biography

As a photojournalist, Kate Brooks has depicted war, strife, and human-rights violations across the globe for over a decade. She makes her directorial debut with the documentary The Last Animals.

Sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, UW Medicine Advancement, Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund, RippleFLIX

  • Director: Kate Brooks
  • Principal Cast: Kate Brooks
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA, United Kingdom
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 92 minutes
  • Producer: Stephanie Soechtig, Kate Brooks
  • Screenplay: Mark Monroe
  • Cinematographers: Kate Brooks, Andrew Thompson
  • Editors: Brian Anton, Doug Blush
  • Music: Paloma Estevez
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Czech, English, French, Lingala
  • Format: DCP