The WCFF mission is to inform, engage and inspire wildlife conservation through the power of film.
"The Eye of the Pangolin" produced and directed by Bruce Young. | Official selection and World Premiere screening at the 2019 WCFF in New York, NY
The 9th annual WCFF anniversary includes, ten days of over 100 documentary films with panel discussion, networking, receptions, field trips and more. Films will represent over 40 nations as in previous years, with international filmmakers in attendance. To purchase discount film festival passes for the 9th annual WCFF visit: wcff.org/nyc-festival-2019/
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A firestorm of poaching and illegal trade is raging around the African pangolin. These
shy, defenseless animals suddenly find themselves in the spotlight as they’re pushed to the edge of extinction. They are being trafficked to the Far East in staggering numbers, and yet this curious little creature is one of the most elusive on the planet. Many people have never heard of it, very few have seen it in the wild and it does not survive in captivity.
Due to an increasingly insatiable market in Asia, their pangolins have disappeared almost
entirely. They are poached and killed for the supposed medicinal value of their scales and as a dining delicacy where a single serving of pangolin meat can cost up to US $3000. The decimation of the Asian species has seen a dramatic spike in demand for African pangolins.
Two award-winning South African filmmakers are on a mission to capture the African pangolin on film in the hope that if people come to know it, they will care enough to help end this horrific trade. They travel the continent of Africa to track down these beguiling creatures about which so little is known. They aim to learn from those caring for and studying them.