Official Trailer for Netflix's Important Elephant Doc 'The Ivory Game'
by Alex Billington
October 21, 2016
"What have we become if everything we value, everything we care about, we consume…?" The kind of question you should be thinking about every day. Netflix has debuted an official trailer for the documentary The Ivory Game, a powerful and vitally important doc about elephants and the horrors they're suffering at the hands of ivory traders. This is one of the best documentaries you might see all year, it's intense and well-made and pulls you into the story. Not only does this examine the ivory industry and how buyers and sellers are complicit in the poaching of elephants, but it also follows a group of wildlife activists in Africa. They go on a hunt to find and arrest one of the top poachers, and it's riveting to follow them on the journey.
Here's the trailer (+ poster) for Kief Davidson & Richard Ladkani's doc The Ivory Game, from YouTube:
Elephants are disappearing at the staggering rate of 1 every 15 minutes. Their deaths are fueled by the illegal ivory trade, a dangerous network of violence and corruption that a brave and dedicated few are daring to dismantle. The Ivory Game exposes the dark world of ivory trafficking from the planes of Africa to the streets of China. By working with undercover intelligence organizations, activists, frontline rangers and conservationists to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory trafficking, the film inspires both outrage and hope. The Ivory Game is co-directed by filmmakers Kief Davidson (Kassim the Dream, Open Heart, A Lego Brickumentary) & Richard Ladkani (The Devil's Miner, Gas Monopoly). This premiered at the Telluride & Toronto Film Festivals. Netflix will release The Ivory Game streaming on November 4th.
Man if that 3D printed thing works, it's going to be crazy good for elephants.
DAVIDPD on Oct 21, 2016
I got the whole thing, but there's just too many existentially unhappy people in this world. Nobody is stopping that. So, I really feel for those animals. I just don't understand why nobody feels for those unhappy people ...
shiboleth on Oct 21, 2016
Human unhappiness could be solved too, but for the same reasons these animals are dying out, human beings are endlessly unhappy.
Carpola on Oct 21, 2016
Of course, I understand that as you do. It's just not on us to decide about that, right?
shiboleth on Oct 22, 2016
Human beings are collectively stupid.
Carpola on Oct 21, 2016
I'm more disgust of poachers and those people who buy it all-tiger penises,manta gills,etc,than any other man!We man a wrecked things.
Maxim Karagogov on Oct 22, 2016
The solution to this starts in China. You have to stomp out demand. I look forward to this.
Higgens on Oct 23, 2016
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