The internationally acclaimed South African film has won another prestigious international award!
Johannesburg, South Africa – South Africa’s breakout film STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war has won another prestigious award, this time at the Tulum World Environment Film Festival!
The film had its Mexican Premiere last week in the Yucatán Peninsula at the Film Festival just outside the famous Parque Nacional Tulum. STROOP went on to win Best Editing as well as Best Documentary out of 158 films entered from 47 countries.
Festival director Cesar di Parra went on to say, “STROOP is a powerful film that all our jurors really loved!
“And we believe the message of your film is outstanding and therefore we have approached our government to screen STROOP in the main plaza of Tulum, giving us an opportunity to spread the story of South Africa’s rhinos further to our public.”
STROOP was an independent undertaking by the two South Africans who self-funded and crowdfunded through the public and later received post-production grants to help them finish the film. Upon world premiering at the San Francisco Green Film Festival last September, the film has been officially selected for nearly 25 film festivals and has been picked up by the international distribution firm, Journeyman Pictures based out of London.
Winning over 20 awards and officially selected for nearly 25 film festivals, this acclaimed film takes the viewer on a roller coaster ride between Africa and Asia. These first-time filmmakers embed themselves on the front-lines of the rhino poaching crisis where they are given exclusive access to the war unfolding. Carving out six months for the project, the two women quickly find themselves immersed in a world far larger and more dangerous than they had imagined, only emerging from their odyssey four years later.
The filmmakers are also in talks with local broadcasters and hope to have the film on South African television soon.