Follow the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from extinction.
War photographer and first-time director Kate Brooks began shooting THE LAST ANIMALS more than three years ago, hoping to document the plight of animals like the Northern White Rhinoceros. When she began filming, there were seven of them left on Earth; today, there are only three. Brooks uses such statistics as a starting point, following conservationists and front-line activists across Africa, Asia, and even the United States as they battle corruption, criminal networks, and poachers who prey on some of Earth's most endangered giant mammals.
At times somber and sobering, and at others hopeful and illuminating in the face of darkening global odds, Brooks' honest look at the far-reaching and nebulous web of illegal animal trafficking shines a light on the subject like never before. Driving home the point that every human action has a natural reaction, it is a necessary film in a time where action is required.