A Film about Animals (for my children to watch when they are older)
Winner of Best Short Film at the International Wildlife Film Festival, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, and the Animal Film Festival, this is the latest documentary from two-time Emmy-nominated filmmaker Eric Daniel Metzgar. After a sobering trip to film Cambodia’s disappearing wildlife and rain forests, a filmmaker struggles to know how and when to tell his young children about the destruction of the natural world. He decides to tell his children the truth of what he has witnessed in a filmed “letter” that they should watch when they are older. The film reveals the work of the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team. These armed Cambodian government soldiers investigate the illegal wildlife trade and strictly enforce the national policy that no animals may be taken from the wild.