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The Invisible Hand

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A rhino poaching war uncovers a hidden system of dominance in The Invisible Hand. This series follows Georgina Savage as she returns to her birth country of South Africa to document her family's fight against rhino extinction. But as she immerses herself in the lives of those directly affected byRead more

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8: CHAPTER VIII: A Child Cannot Pay For Its Mother’s Milk

Jun 30 • 01:17:35
Georgina meets a man who confesses to having poached, and he has a message for “the west”. And just as this story is about to take us to Vietnam, a virus begins shutting borders...


The title of this chapter are the words of poet and novelist Chinua Achebe - “A child cannot pay for its mother’s milk.”


CREDITS:

Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd
Produced a...

7: CHAPTER VII: I Am Not The We Of Anyone

Jun 30 • 01:03:41
The women of Sabie and Domingos’ friend Kevin tell their stories and help us to explore the impact of inequality locally and globally as we tussle with issues of relativity, identity and power...


The title of this chapter comes from J.M. Coetzee’s, Slow Man - “I am not the we of anyone.”


CREDITS:

Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd
Produced and Edited by ...

6: CHAPTER VI: Reality Cannot Be Deprived Of The Other Echoes That Inhabit The Garden

Jun 30 • 01:18:38
In an attempt to understand “the other” side of this story, Georgina crosses the border to Mozambique, and immerses herself in a rural village known to conservationists as a “poaching hotspot”...


The title of this chapter comes from Edward Said quoting T.S Eliot - “Reality cannot be deprived of the other echoes that inhabit the garden.”


CREDITS:

Co-Created and Written by Geor...

5: CHAPTER V: All Animals Are Equal But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

Jun 30 • 01:12:54
Georgina travels to a private game reserve, where a poaching incident forces staff members to question their assumptions about those branded “poacher”...


The title of this episode are words from George Orwell’s Animal Farm - “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”


CREDITS:

Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd
Produced and Edite...

4: CHAPTER IV: Wilderness is the Preservation of the World

Jun 30 • 01:09:51
We examine the contentious history of conservation, its colonial roots, and the murky concept of “wilderness,” and are confronted by the reality of poaching...


The title of this episode are the words of Henry David Thearou - “Wilderness is the preservation of the world.”


CREDITS:

Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd
Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage
Re...

3: CHAPTER III: The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House

Jun 30 • 01:09:42
We hear from “the wives” - a group of women who find themselves living far from home in support of their husbands' conservation dreams...


The title of this episode are words first said by the poet Audre Lourde, “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”


CREDITS:

Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd
Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage
R...

2: CHAPTER II: People Are Trapped In History And History Is Trapped In Them

Jun 30 • 01:15:16
Living amongst a conservation unit, Georgina gets to know those on the front lines of this conflict, the rangers...


The title of this episode is from the words of James Baldwin - “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”


CREDITS:

Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd
Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage
Research and Narration Written ...

1: CHAPTER I: Where You Stand Depends On Where You Sit

Jun 30 • 01:09:38
Georgina returns to South Africa where her family is tasked with winning an impossible war against rhino poaching...


The title of this episode are the words of Nelson Mandela - “Where you stand depends on where you sit.”


CREDITS:

Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd
Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage
Research and Narration Written by Sophie Seyd
Original...

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