The Last Male on Earth

The Last Male on Earth
dir. Floor van der Meulen/Netherlands, Belgium/2019/72 min.
Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Goplana
Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Goplana

The last male northern white rhinoceros, named Sudan, died a year ago in Kenya. In the years before his death he was anything but alone. Day and night he was attended by armed rangers and lovingly fed and stroked by his permanent caretakers. Journalists and tourists from all around the world came to catch a glimpse of him. Scientists still intend to keep his species alive, storing his sperm in liquid nitrogen for at least 3000 years. The threat to his species’ extinctionis fascinating. And what does it tell us about our own species?


  • projection time:
    72 min.
  • country/year:
    Netherlands, Belgium /2019
  • director:
    Floor van der Meulen
  • pictures:
    Christian Paulussen
  • production:
    Renko Douze / Cassette For Timescapes, Magellan Films, EO & NDR
  • awards :
    2019 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen

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