The Ivory Game

The Ivory Game is an undercover feature-documentary, set to expose the dark world of ivory trafficking.
The African elephant faces extinction as poachers wreak slaughter in pursuit of the ‘white gold’ of ivory, considered a symbol of luxury and power amongst the new rising Chinese middle-class.
Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award® nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months, moving across the continents of Africa and Asia, infiltrating and documenting the deep-rooted corruption at the heart of the global ivory trafficking crisis.
Their cameras follow a band of remarkable heroes; from intelligence organizations, such as the Tanzanian Task Force, freedom-of-information groups like WildLeaks, undercover activists, high-level conservationists and frontline rangers. Together they take on the fight, to bring down poachers, traffickers and corrupt government officials.
A torch-bearing film, The Ivory Game will inspire both outrage and hope, marking a turning point in mankind’s relationship with the greatest land mammal on Earth.
Technical Data
Running time: 112
Format: Digital
Screen ratio: 1:2.39 Scope
Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Swahili
Production year: 2016
Writer(s): Richard Ladkani, Kief Davidson
Cinematography: Richard Ladkani
Editing: Verena Schönauer
Producers: Walter Köhler, Kief Davidson, Wolfgang Knöpfler
Production company
Terra Mater Factual Studios
Wambachergasse 2
1130 Vienna
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