Disney has announced that James Cameron’s documentary short “Akashinga: The Brave Ones” will arrive on Disney+ in the United States on Friday, December 2, 2022.
The documentary tells the story of Akashinga, the all-female anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe that is revolutionizing the way animals are protected and communities are empowered.
With many of Africa’s key species, including elephants, reaching levels near extinction, Akashinga is a radical, new and highly effective weapon against poaching. The group was founded by Damien Mander, who serves as CEO of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation and Akashinga. The docu shows how the team, drawn from the abused and marginalized, is revolutionizing the way animals are protected and communities are empowered — and its members’ own lives are being transformed. Mander’s innovative approach to conservation calls for community buy-in rather than full-on armed assault against poachers. With the COVID-19 global pandemic, Akashinga is more crucial now than ever as resources are becoming scarce and wildlife becomes more vulnerable to poachers.
The documentary short is produced by Kim Butts, Drew Pulley and Maria Wilhelm. It is executive produced by James Cameron.
You can watch a trailer for the show below:
For a full list of everything coming to Disney+ in the United States in December 2022, click here.