The Ivory Game exposes the dark world of ivory trafficking. Ivory is a prized status symbol for middle class Chinese, and poachers in pursuit of “white gold” are slaughtering African elephants in record numbers. Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award® nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months infiltrating and documenting the deep-rooted corruption at the heart of the global ivory trafficking crisis.
Elephants are disappearing at the staggering rate of 1 every 15 minutes. Their deaths are fuelled 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. On Netflix November 4.
More African elephants are being killed for ivory than are being born. Every elephant is at risk.
The African elephant population has dropped 97% in 100 years