Set against the backdrop of the illegal wildlife trade, The Rescue Center offers a glimpse into the daily activities of Cikananga Wildlife Center in Indonesia. Cikananga operates on the front lines of the wildlife crisis, rescuing animals from an abusive multibillion-dollar global industry. Victims of the trade are captured from the wild, often as babies, and sold as pets, bushmeat, dancing monkeys, or ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine. Animal keeper Ade Solihin has been working at Cikananga for eight years. Growing up in a poor family, Ade never had grand dreams, but working at Cikananga gives him a way to support his children, just as it gives the animals he cares for a second chance at life.


The Rescue Center

2020 US 11 min
Festival Year: 2020
Director: Nikki Dodd
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Animal Rights, Conservation, Wildlife