Breaking Their Silence
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An Award Winning Documentary as featured on CNN and The Today Show. Now playing at film festivals nation-wide.


Kerry David Interview with Natalie Allen on CNN

I wanted to better understand why our endangered species are disappearing at a staggering pace, seemingly without concern from a global community. I felt there had to be ONE thing I could do, that each of us could do, to help. I’m a filmmaker, so I decided to go to Africa and Asia and tell these stories. They need us - but we need them more. Our entire ecology relies on their survival.”
— Kerry David - Director Producer Writer

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

The sordid world of wildlife trafficking and poaching is orchestrated by ruthless crime syndicates raking in revenues well in excess of $20 billion. It’s the 4th most profitable illegal enterprise behind drugs, guns and human trafficking and has now been proven to fund global terrorism.

There’s a lens through which this crisis has yet to be examined; through the eyes of the dynamic women fighting silently on the frontlines to end it.

Filmmaker, Kerry David, and her dedicated crew, pursue a passion that takes them around the globe to meet an unlikely group of heroes who are rising up to do all they can to prevent and reverse these terrible offenses against our planet’s most vulnerable animals.

The courageous women of “Breaking Their Silence” open their hearts and share their journeys giving a seldom seen insight into the physical and mental costs of this silent war. Literally risking all to prevent Africa and Asia’s innocent animals from disappearing altogether.

Our powerful film shines a bright and inspiring light on their intelligence, empathy, strength and stamina. Their dedication to the voiceless creatures buckling under the onslaught of this war is nothing short of noble. Each woman will invoke a deeply moving response as you learn how she is conquering insurmountable odds.

Breaking Their Silence will challenge you to become part of the solution, and arm you with the means to do so. 

A hopeful film created to inspire and motivate hearts around the world.

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I can’t tell you how much I was moved by “Breaking Their Silence”. You really captured the souls of these incredibly brave women fighting poaching in Africa…I hope to see a broad release of the film - I want my husband and many others to see it.
— Cathy Goldberg, Los Angeles

The Crew

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.


Our Trailer