In Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, a brave team of rangers protects this beautiful wilderness from a range of threats, including bushmeat hunting and illegal logging. But Gorongosa is a million acres — the Rangers urgently need reinforcements. Seven hundred candidates attempt to pass the intense mental and physical tests required to become a Gorongosa Ranger. And, for the first time ever, women are allowed to apply. But they won’t be shown any preferential treatment — they have to endure the grueling 60-day trial just like the men.


Post-screening discussion feat. James Byrne (Director) & Alfredo Matavele (Pilot/Deputy Head of Law Enforcement, Gorongosa National Park), Moderated by Sarah A. Wyatt (Biodiversity Analyst, Global Environment Facility).


On the Front Line: The Rangers of Gorongosa National Park

2018 MZ 82 min
Festival Year: 2019
Director: James Byrne
Director: Carla Rebai
Types: Documentary, Feature
Topic: Conservation, Wildlife