Prince William Accused Of ‘White Saviour’ Mentality In New African Wildlife Film

By Rachel West.

A video of Prince William’s visit to wildlife conservation projects in Tanzania is being criticized for its lack of African voices and promoting a “white saviour” mentality.

The video, shown at a conference on illegal wildlife trade in London this week, focuses on conservation efforts in Dar es Salaam Port and at Mkomazi National Park. In the film, which promotes the Duke Of Cambridge’s efforts, includes a single black person speaking to the camera in a discussion about William’s leadership qualities. Conservationists have since called the film out for promoting damaging messaging.

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“The message that goes out now is that African wildlife is in danger, and the…

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