Posted on 07th September 2018 by Media Relations
Taronga will host the premiere of heart-warming documentary, Ranger to Ranger on September 22. The film follows the epic journey of acclaimed Indigenous musician Dan Sultan and a group of Indigenous Australian Rangers as they travel to Kenya, Africa, to share knowledge, culture and music with a group of Maasai Community Rangers.
The nine Indigenous Australians are Martu, Kimberley and Jawoyn Rangers from both Western Australia and Northern Territory. These Rangers came together in Perth, never having met each other before, and joined with Dan Sultan, who is a Gurindji and Eastern Arente man from the Northern Territory, to embark on this unlikely journey to Africa with charity, The Thin Green Line Foundation.
The Thin Green Line Foundation is the only global organisation solely dedicated to providing Rangers who risk their lives in the line of duty, with equipment, training and critical care in the field. These Rangers are helping Taronga achieve our mission of a shared future for people and wildlife.
The purpose of this Ranger exchange is to bring together two groups of people that in some ways are incredibly different, yet in many ways have a lot of things in common, least of which is a deep connection to land and country. It’s about sharing experiences and information. It’s about exploring and learning from the differences. And it’s about celebrating those things that are the same.
The premiere will also feature a Q&A session with head Maasai Ranger Joseph Kotoke and Thin Green Line Foundation Founder, Sean Willmore.
This film will premiere at Taronga Zoo Sydney on September 22. Tickets can be purchased onlne here: https://www.facebook.com/events/296889470895853/
More about the Thin Green Line Foundation can be found here: www.thingreenline.org.au