Southampton, NY (August 8, 2021) — In celebration of World Lion Day & World Elephant Day, Empowers Africa, a non-profit dedicated to Sub-Saharan Africa conservation, held its 2021 annual film festival in Southampton, NY in partnership with the Southampton Arts Center.
Attendees gathered in the indoor screening room of the Southampton Arts Center to enjoy a full feature documentary titled The Edge of Existence, made by Black Bean Productions. Black Bean Productions creates films with cause-related, purpose-filled content about important conservation issues in Africa. The Edge of Existence features communities living along side the Serengeti National Park and aims to uncover the untold story of human-wildlife conflict in Africa. The screening also included a behind the scenes clip of Black Bean Productions’ experience filming the documentary and words from The Grumeti Fund, an NGO featured in the film that is actively involved in preserving 350,000 acres of previously neglected Serengeti wilderness. Attendees included Bonnie Evans Pfeifer, Kim Charlton, Elyn Kronemeyer, Krista Krieger and Nicci Young Wiese.