Empowers Africa Film Festival Hosts Annual Event

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In celebration of World Lion Day & World Elephant Day, Empowers Africa, a non-profit dedicated to Sub-Saharan Africa conservation, held its 2022 annual film festival in Southampton, in partnership with the Southampton Arts Center.

Attendees gathered on the lawn of the Southampton Arts Center to enjoy a short documentary titled “Emergence,” a film featuring Tsavo National Park’s super tuskers and those preserving the elephants. The film was made by Empowers Africa and Off Piste Africa. The guests also viewed a short documentary by National Geographic Photographer Ami Vitale about “Shaba,” the matriarch of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Northern Kenya. The festival also featured a full feature documentary called “Relentless Enemies,” a film about the lion pride of Duba Plains by award-winning wildlife conservation photographers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Beverly and Dereck. Finally, guests enjoyed a short documentary by Empowers Africa and Black Bean Productions about a historic relocation of lions into a community-run reserve in Somkhanda, South Africa.

“I am honored to celebrate the work of these incredible film makers and the remarkable conservation organizations they feature in their films,” said Krista Krieger, Chair of the Board & Executive Director of Empowers Africa.

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