STROOP officially in edit and they need your help

Safarious / Published April 06, 2016 07:04 AM
STROOP is a landmark documentary project that covers the rhino poaching phenomenon from all angles. This independent production has spared no effort getting to the root of the issue. The filmmakers travelled far and wide to separate myth from reality, in order to uncover what really is happening on the ground, both in South Africa and abroad.For the past two years, the STROOP production team has been filming all aspects of the situation affecting rhinos in national parks, provincial parks, private reserves, and many undisclosed areas.
Their travels took them to major reserves including Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, and to the other side of the globe where relentless human consumption in Asia is driving demand for rhino horn. While they were granted access to film in some of South Africa’s most sensitive rhino areas, they bravely went under cover in Vietnam, Laos and China in order to get a first hand look at the underworld there. In their pursuit to stay independent, these award winning filmmakers, Bonné de Bod, and Susan Scott, took to crowd funding to source what was needed to take on this mammoth task. Thanks to the kind hearts of many rhino loving people, and a few generous corporate donors, STROOP has left no stone unturned in creating a film funded by you for you. The funds that were raised so far covered the filming work. STROOP is now ready to enter its next phase: editing.
“My hope is that STROOP will bring our rhino's plight to the forefront of what is important to every South African, that a rhino poached is a rhino stolen from each of us. Our days in the field are done, and for now, it’s time to enter the edit suite with STROOP, and finalize what we believe is the most informative film on rhino poaching to date. This is where we need your help,” says De Bod.
Through the easy-to-use online platform, anyone can make a contribution to ensuring that STROOP is finished in the best way possible. By donating, you will know that you have contributed. There are various options for donations. People can pay via Paypal or with a direct deposit.
"It's been a long journey with many windy roads, many ups and many downs, which of course people will see in the film. But starting with this final phase, the editing, the putting the puzzle together, is really rewarding as it brings us closer to our ultimate goal: to show the world of rhino poaching and everything in between, so no one can say they didn't know," says De Bod. "We have tried to make it as easy as possible. Everybody can make a difference here, and in advance, we’d like to thank you for your support.”
STROOP will release later in 2016.
For more information, visit www.sdbfilms.com. Alternatively, connect with them on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram.

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