Stroop wins Genesis Award in the US
The South African rhino poaching documentary Stroop recently received the Genesis Award for Outstanding Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film in the United States. The Genesis Awards recognise excellent work in media with a special focus on outstanding reporting of animal protection issues.
The rest of the winners included Stephen Spielberg's Jurassic World for tackling wildlife trafficking; Natalie Portman's vegan film Eating Animals; Ellen DeGeneres for her talkshow that continually highlights gorilla protection issues; as well as iconic American institutions like the New York Times, 60 Minutes and Sesame Street.
This US recognition follows the film's first South African recognition - the Audience Award for Best South African Film at the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, which was held in Cape Town.