Brother Mountain International Films

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Thomas and an Okapi

Thomas and an Okapi

Thomas Rowell grew up in a log cabin up a dirt road in the mountains of North Carolina. He studied directing theatre at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has since had residencies in dance and mask at the Waaw Centre in Sénégal and the Kennedy Center for the performing arts. His first film project followed dedicated conservationists working to conserve the Álala, and he has not looked back since. He has filmed conservation efforts with rhinos in Kenya and the US and worked with elephants, bears and leopards in India.

He is a National Geographic Explorer for his work alongside Wildlife SOS India to mitigate human-sloth bear conflict.  

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