The Last Male Standing is an intimate feature-length documentary film that explores the lives of the Kenyan rhino caretakers who watch over the last male northern white rhino in the world. The story explores three dynamic characters who have budding families that depend on the income provided by the teetering rhino billed as ‘The Ambassador of Extinction’ by mainstream media. Sudan could collapse any day, as he’s on borrowed time at 44 years old. The film exposes the deep personal bonds between these men and the rhino that their livelihoods depends on – but there is hope.
Thousands of miles away scientists are developing unprecedented IVF methods that could potentially save the northern white rhinos from extinction by harvesting eggs from one of the only two female northern white rhinos remaining in the world. The film bears witness to tragedies of both humans and animals lost and the last ditch efforts to resurrect a species that would otherwise become extinct without these scientific measures underway.
The Last Male Standing takes a more evocative & human experiential approach towards illuminating the livelihoods surrounding a modern tragedy of looming extinction while scientists race behind the scenes to potentially emerge as the saviors of the northern white rhino species.