Breaking Their Silence
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I wanted to better understand why our endangered species are disappearing at a staggering pace, seemingly without concern from a global community.
— Kerry David - Director Producer Writer

"Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War"

There is a lens through which this catastrophe has yet to be examined: through the eyes of the dynamic women who are fighting silently on the frontlines. Daily they risk their lives to protect our endangered wildlife. Filmmaker, Kerry David, and her small but passionate crew spent the better part of 2018 traveling the world to document some of conservation's most extraordinary and courageous women. “I was hoping the women I met would trust me enough to "break their silence" and we were stunned at the extent they were prepared to speak out.  We were given unparalleled access along the way to help amplify their work. This film is about perspectives - we have come to a deeper understanding of the complexities of this crisis and what we ended up documenting could never have been scripted!  We can't wait for you to meet these women!”



Producer Kerry David is an award-winning filmmaker that has been working in the film industry for more than 20 years. When she learned of the destruction inflicted on endangered species by the high demand from Asia, she was moved to take action. Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Front Lines of the Poaching War is the manifestation of a lifelong passion.


Women on the Frontline

There is a gender shift happening right now and it’s echoing around the world, uniting women. Women are not just demanding the survival of these endangered species they are putting their lives on the line to ensure it.


Behind the Scenes

Director, Kerry David, with camera operator, Kira Godal, in Kenya setting up for an intense shoot with Anne Kent in the beautiful Massi Mara. Anne was one of the first women in Africa advocating for the rights of animals caught in the poaching trade and has spent her life between the US and Africa in pursuit of a more enlightened path. Being put in charge of the Ushanga Project was one of the biggest privilege’s of her life and we were there to capture it!


Breaking Their Silence in Stills

Take a look at some magnificent photos from our filming trip.


Sneak Peak