Co-directed by Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail, The Protectors chronicles a day in the life of park rangers in Garamba National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These rangers are often the last line of defense in a race against extinction.
For just over two weeks, I was embedded with rangers* in an effort to uncover a narrative thread for my directors. Upon my return home, I briefed Kathryn and Imraan on my findings and provided creative feedback throughout production and post.
*I also slept in the jungle without a tent.