Ofir : A Wildlife Crime Documentary
When Ofir Drori discovered that no one was fighting to disprove Jane Goodall's dark prophecy that apes in the wild would soon be extinct, he decided that he was the man for the job. Fearless guerilla filmmaking to save the gorillas.
In 2002, a brave young man ventured out to follow-up on predicted ape extinction, and the combat of those sweating blood to save and protect the endangered species. He, instead, found an empty battlefield. Disappointed and disgruntled, he vowed to make a difference on his own. It began with saving Future an orphaned young chimpanzee fated to fall victim to an illegal trade by poachers in a remote Cameroonian town. When the authorities failed to act, Drori took it upon himself to become the savior of Future, and of wildlife in general. And just like that, LAGA was born.
Directed by Mark McDannald
USA / 2013 / 58mins
Screens with GUARDIAN OF GUANO
Directed by Ana Elisa Sotelo
USA / 2013 / 12mins
Isolation, commitment and knowledge shape the powerful work of guarding island birdlife in Peru.
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