On the Front Line: The Rangers of Gorongosa National Park

Duration: 1hr 22min
Category: 2020 Selection
Director: James Byrne , Carla Rebai


In Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, a brave team of Rangers is on the front lines, protecting this beautiful wilderness from threats ranging from bushmeat hunting to illegal logging. But Gorongosa is a million acres, and the Rangers urgently need reinforcements. Seven hundred candidates attempt to pass the intense mental and physical tests required to become a Gorongosa Ranger. And for the first time ever, women are allowed to apply. But they won’t be shown any preferential treatment; they have to endure the grueling 60-day trial just like the men. In this beautiful, engaging 80-minute feature-documentary film, we tell the stories of the Rangers who are chosen to wear the uniform.