The documentary "Milking the Rhino" screens Saturday at the Clay Center.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In a world of ever-shrinking wild spaces, the 2008 documentary "Milking the Rhino" examines the deepening conflict between humans and animals on the African plains. The 54-minute film is the first major documentary to explore wildlife conservation from the perspective of people who live with wild animals. Its striking imagery offers intimate portraits of rural Africans of the Maasai and Himba tribes at the forefront of community-based conservation: transforming poachers into preservationists and local people into the stewards of the land.It screens at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Clay Center's Walker Theater as the final installment of the Clay Center's On Screen/In Person film series. The event includes a live discussion with director David E. Simpson. Tickets are $2. Enter the theater through the entrance on Brooks Street. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.