Filmvorführung The Last Male on Earth

Mi, 15.09.2021

Abteilung Kultur und Bildung

101 Cross Tower, 318 Fu Zhou Road
Shanghai

THE LAST MALE ON EARTH

Director: Floor van der Meulen
Color, 72 Mins., 2019 

There is only one male northern white rhino left in the world, and his days are numbered. His name is Sudan, and after 42 years on this planet he has lived his - and his species' - life to the very end. Protected from poachers by armed bodyguards around the clock, but also surrounded by journalists, tourists with selfie sticks, and scientists who are determined to find a way to reproduce him before it's too late. A difficult topic served in a light and elegant, but serious form. For even though the irony of man's (self)destructive dominance on earth has become clear to most people, Sudan stands heavily and majestically in the midst of it all, like a mirror image of our own megalomania. Floor van der Meulen's debut film testifies to an extraordinary talent for balancing the many parallel narratives of the rhinoceros Sudan's last days and in the human tragicomedy that unfolds around him. 

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