november, 2020

04nov12:00 amPlanet Without ApesVirtualEvent Type :Film


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[WORLD PREMIERE] The film follows reporter Michel Abdollahi on his worldwide search to uncover the illegal trade of great apes. Together with former poachers, his journey begins in the Congo basin where he tries to see the last living bonobos. Instead, he finds a bonobo mother shot by poachers; for every baby ape that ends up in a zoo or as a pet, an average of ten adult apes die. To expose the traffickers, Michel pretends to be a buyer and secretly films the deal. A Congolese whistleblower, formerly a key player in the illegal trade, reveals the role of corrupt politicians and officials. Michel travels to China, the USA, the UAE and Thailand, and sees how demand is a big driver for this trade. [Germany] DOCUMENTARY

Director: Felix Meschede, Manuel Daubenberger, Michel Abdollahi


Wed, Nov 04, 2020 12:00AM