Tribeca: Hillary Clinton Praises Science March, Kathryn Bigelow’s VR Doc
By Ashley Lee
Hillary Clinton celebrated Earth Day at the Tribeca Film Festival, making a surprise appearance at a panel for Kathryn Bigelow's virtual reality documentary.
Entitled The Protectors: A Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes, the short chronicles a day in the life of a ranger in Garamba National Park, managed by African Parks, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These rangers hunt down heavily militarized poachers slaughtering elephants for their ivory tusks.
“Thanks for seeing this remarkable film, which brings to reality what we’re up against,” said Clinton at the doc’s world premiere Saturday. "There's a lot that can be done to stop the killing, stop the trafficking and stop the demand.… Part of that is protecting these rangers who are up against some of the most ruthless killers on the planet now. We need a better equipped force, and African Parks and other organizations are on the front lines.”