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New Blood Entry — Tradition / Truth

Award: Wood Pencil

WWF / 2015

"Knowing what you don't."

Traditionally, rhino horns are thought to have medicinal properties. However this is a misconception, and rhino horns possess no health benefits.

This is a short film that follows the story of Brenda, who loves to draw wildlife. She had fallen sick and was given soup brewed by her mother. Unbeknownst to Brenda, the soup was made from her favourite animal – the rhino, whose horns are harvested due to the misconception that they possess medicinal properties. This is untrue, but many rhinos are still being killed every day. This has to stop.

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