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The Ivory Game

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Powerful docu shines light on efforts to save elephants.

Movie NR 2016 112 minutes
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By spotlighting devoted folks who have made saving the African elephant their life's work, this film team has made what might've been an overwhelmingly sad film into an accessible, inspirational one. The Ivory Game, with its courageous subjects and very brave crew, is suspenseful and exciting, as well. It doesn't get any more up-close and personal than hand-held cameras moving through the scene as some very bad people are chased and captured. Though the devastation and exploitation of one of the earth's most astonishing creatures continues, films like this one and organizations that use every means at hand to make the public aware of the elephants' plight seem to have struck a chord. As of late 2016, it appears that even countries that formerly turned a blind eye to the tragic proportions of the slaughter are coming to the table. Beautifully shot, emotionally satisfying, and eminently personal, this film is highly recommended.

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