"The Last Pangolins", directed by Therese Engles and produced by Medienkontor Movie GmbH and Arte is an official selection to the 2018 WCFF.
Synopsis; Very little is known about the pangolin, the scaly anteater. The pangolin is the most heavily poached and traded mammal in the world. Over the past past decade it is believed two to five million pangolins have been killed for their meat, considered a delicacy and their scales used for traditional medicine in China and Vietnam. There are eight species of pangolins, all are endangered. Pangolin populations in Asia have nearly disappeared, the killing is now spreading to African Countries. Hundreds of thousands of pangolin scales are shipped into Vietnam and the Chinese mainland every year. This documentary follows the tremendous efforts of activists, veterinarians and caretakers of "Save Vietnam's Wildlife" to rehabilitate and reintroduce rescued pangolins back to the country's national parks.
The WCFF mission is to inform, engage and inspire wildlife conservation through the power of film. Join us for our eight year anniversary October 18-28, 2018. Ten days with over 100 documentary films screened, many World and North America premieres. Panel discussions, receptions, field trips, networking, virtual reality/360 and more. All Access Film Festival passes are available now for purchase: wcff.org/nyc-festival-2018/
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