Wild Films ~ Battle for the Elephants
A film by John Hemmingway
An investigation to expose the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand, this film demonstrates how the elephant, with its keen intelligence, ability to communicate and to love, remember and mourn, is worth all efforts protecting.
WINNER! Best Conservation Film and Best Point of View at the 2013 International Wildlife Film Festival!
About the film
The film tells the ultimate wildlife story — how the Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for precious metals. Journalists Bryan Christy and Aidan Hartley take viewers undercover as they investigate the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, one of the world’s main ports for smuggled ivory, Hartley attempts to buy large quantities of tusks from poachers. In China, Christy explores the thriving industry of luxury goods made from ivory and the ancient cultural tradition of ivory carving.
Run time: 57 min.
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.