Reel Causes partners with VSAFF to present Stroop and Sides of a Horn

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Join Reel Causes at the Vancouver South African Film Festival from November 1st to 12th.

We’re proud to partner on the films Stroop and Sides of a Horn, which are screening on November 9th at 4pm PT. Once you purchase a ticket, you’ll have 48 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 24 hours to finish watching.

**Content warning: these films contain some scenes with cruelty to animals.**

Stroop is a documentary created by two filmmakers who explore the war for rhino horn, a commodity now worth more than its weight in gold. Initially setting out on a six-month project, the duo leave their jobs, sell their homes, move in with their mothers and give up nearly four years of their lives to document not just the rhinos, but the various people connected to this iconic animal.

In this roller-coaster ride between Africa and Asia, the two filmmakers embed themselves on the frontlines of a species genocide where they are given exclusive access to the enforcement aspect of the fight.

Sides of a Horn is the first film to tell the story of Africa’s poaching war from both sides of the fence.

Based on actual events, and filmed in the townships and game reserves most directly impacted by wildlife crime, this dramatic short film paints a balanced portrait of a modern battle that is tearing communities apart and driving the rhino to the edge of extinction.

Screening date

Monday, November 9th
Show time: 4 pm PT
Advance tickets HERE

Once you purchase a ticket, you’ll have 48 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 24 hours to finish watching.


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About Reel Causes Society

Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council
Consumer Protection BC
Creative BC