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The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes

Virtual Arcade

World Premiere

USA | 8 MINUTES | English |


National Geographic's The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes, is a documentary short shot in Virtual Reality that 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 are often the last line of defense in a race against extinction as poachers continue to slaughter elephants for their ivory tusks. The rangers face constant danger and even death at the service of these sentient, noble creatures and can therefore truly be called the unsung heroes in this race against time.

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Directed by Imraan Ismail and Kathryn Bigelow

Two-time Oscar® winner, Kathryn Bigelow, is the director/producer behind The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Her next projects include The Protectors, a virtual reality short, and Untitled Detroit Project. Imraan Ismail is a writer, director, and visual artist. His films have been featured internationally at Tribeca, Sundance, and Cannes..
Project Creators
Kathryn Bigelow, Imraan Ismail
Key Collaborators
National Geographic, Here Be Dragons, Annapurna Pictures, African Parks


Project Contact
Catherine Waage
Here Be Dragons
Hollywood, 90038
Phone: 323 817 3300
Press Contact
Rene Ridinger
MPRM Communication
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323 933 3399