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The Last Male on Earth

Directed by Floor van der Meulen, 2019

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Creative documentary, the Netherlands - Belgium


Ever since there’s only one male northern white rhino remaining on earth, armed bodyguards protect him, tourists are standing in line to make a selfie with him, journalists rush to Kenya to tell his story and scientists are determined to find ways to reproduce his species. What is so attractive about the threat of extinction? How does this reflect on us?


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Available on VOD in Belgium via dalton.be


'a sharp, dark satirical documentary'

De Filmkrant

'Intriguing and confusing'



De Volkskrant, Trouw, AD

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Produced by Hasse van Nunen & Renko Douze for Een van de jongens

Coproduced by Emmy Oost for Cassette for timescapes

Coproduced by Magellan Films

DOP Christian Paulussen

Sound Taco Drijfhout

Sound design Taco Drijfhout & Vincent Sinceretti

Music Juho Nurmela

Editors Thomas Vroege & Patrick Schonewille

With the support of Dutch Cultural Media Fund, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Netherlands Film Fund, CoBo Fund, The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), The Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government

In association with EO/IKONDocs, VRT, NDR, SRF


WWF Special Mention Award at CinemAmbiente 2019


CPH:DOX 2019 (DK) NEXT:WAVE competition

Beldocs 2019 (RS)

Zlín Film Festival 2019 (CZ)

CinemAmbiente 2019 (IT)

Film by the Sea International FF 2019 (NL)

Open City Documentary Festival 2019 (UK)

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2019 (USA)

Planet in Focus - International Environmental FF (CA)

DocPoint Festival 2020 (FI)

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