The Ivory Game : Wildlife activists and investigators put their lives on the line to battle the illegal African ivory trade, in this suspenseful on-the-ground, 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, intelligence gathering and whistle-blowing initiatives 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.
Vulcan Productions and Red Bull’s Terra Mater Film Studios have joined forces to create this feature-length documentary film and expose the ultimate fight for our last remaining elephants.
Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the documentary will show how the black market trade is having a profound chilling effect on the very existence of African Elephants.
“Traders in ivory actually want the extinction of elephants,” an activist says in the newly-released trailer, above. “The less elephants they are, the more the price rises. It’s a race against time.”
“The Ivory Game” is set to make its Netflix debut on Friday, November 4
Kief Davidson: Director, Producer
Richard Ladkani: Director, Cinematographer
Wolfgang Knopfler: Producer
Walter Kohler: Producer
Paul G. Allen: Executive Producer
Dinah Czezik-Müller: Executive Producer
Joanne Reay: Executive Producer
Leonardo Dicaprio: Executive Producer
Carole Tomko: Executive Producer
Jody Gottlieb: Executive Producer