Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War - Breaking Their Silence

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Independent documentary, Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War continues to garner media attention and audience adulation with accolades and unique screenings.

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“We feel that Breaking Their Silence is a great social impact film for the students” Dineo Maine, San Diego Film Festival

Kerry David of KDC Films has won yet another prestigious award with her powerful documentary, Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War. As featured on CNN and The Today Show, her film has been garnering media and audience attention winning the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival’s, “Spirit of Activism Award”, New Haven Documentary Film Festival’s "Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary,” Silicon Beach Film Festival’s, “Grand Prize Winner”, The Impact Docs Awards; “Award of Excellence, Documentary Feature”, AFI Cannes Festival’s; “World Peace Initiative Award” and is a Finalist in the “Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival,” “Emerge Film Festival” & “LATCA Awards”.

The San Diego International Film Festival just announced in addition to its two scheduled screenings; “Breaking Their Silence” was selected as their Focus on Impact program. It brings high school students together from all over the city to watch one film selected from all films playing the festival this year. “We feel that Breaking Their Silence is a great social impact film for the students” said Dineo Maine of the San Diego Film Festival. https://sdfilmfest.com/focus-on-impact-student-day-friday-oct-18/

“My only intention in making this film was to better understand the poaching crisis through the unique angle of the female lens and share what I learned with a global audience concerned about our disappearing wildlife. The work these courageous and inspirational women are accomplishing in Africa and Asia while risking their lives protecting these beautiful creatures from further extinction is astounding and inspirational. All of this attention on our film, just further amplifies their messaging and I couldn’t be more excited for them or for us!” said the film’s Director, Producer and Writer, Kerry David.

Kerry has been invited by TED X Charlottesville to speak at their annual event in November about her experience as a female Director, Producer and Writer documenting the inspirational women in “Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War”.

On October 11th, 2019, “Breaking Their Silence” was selected to kick off an important event hosted by “Vermont for Wildlife” in support of their proposed bill to ban the sale and import of 14 species most threatened by commercial trade—elephants, rhinoceros, giraffe, tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, pangolins, marine turtles, sharks, hippos, jaguars, whales, and rays. If successful it brings to end an 8 year battle making Vermont the 11th state to do so behind, CA, NJ, HI, OR, NH, MN, NY, IL, NV and WA.

For more information about the film, call Jennifer Pfister, 717 756-4088 or Jennifer@OverAndAboveAfrica.com.
Social Media: @BreakingTheirSilence (IG)

Visit https://www.breakingtheirsilence.com/screenings for all upcoming screenings of the film which include; “The Heartland Intl. Film Festival”, “New Jersey Intl. Film Festival,” “Emerge Film Festival,” “Indigo Moon Film Festival” and the “San Diego Intl. Film Festival”.

About Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War
One filmmaker’s journey to understand the complicated human/animal conflict and poaching crisis in Africa and Asia through the unique lens of the courageous women risking all to protect the lives of Africa and Asia’s wildlife from further extinction. The film is surprisingly uplifting and motivational.

While the work these women perform is incredibly dangerous, physically demanding and emotional, the film is visually stunning and inspirational with a spirit that is infectious.

A hopeful and inspirational film that challenges its audience to become part of the solution and arms them with the means to do so.

Kerry David is a multiple award winning producer, writer and director working under her production company, KDC Films.

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