GAMBLING ON EXTINCTION

This is a story about greed and a merciless battle over a limited resource: Wild elephants and rhinos. It is in fact the dark side of globalization: Ivory and rhino horn have become lucrative commodities.

Director: Herbert Ostwald

Filmmaker Herbert Ostwald was born 1960 in Berlin (Germany). After studying biology he decided to start journalism. He worked as a radio reporter, as an editor at an daily newspaper and wrote a book about scientific treasure rooms in Berlin. Since 1995 Ostwald creates small and long films almost about the relationship of men, nature, culture and mythology on a national and international level. "I din't want to repeat boring stories about biology of animals. There is more interesting background in relationship between people and animals." So he kept an eye on bizarre and funny stories about men and wildlife. In 1997 Ostwald was participant of the "Wildlife Filmmaking school" in Sweden. 2002 he took part in "Discovery Campus Masterschool" in Europe. For his films he got awards in USA, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. Numerous documentaries have been nominated in film competitions all over the world.

Director: Jakob Kneser

After studying philosophy, history and religious sciences, Jakob Kneser has been working as a director, author and editor. Since 2002 he has made numerous reports, features and documentaries for arts and science television programmes. He has also written and produced various radio features about cultural and scientific topics. Since 2006 he has been concentrating on longer non-fiction television formats. In 2009 he also started working as a freelance lecturer for journalism at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

2014
52 Min.
Deutsch
11
Director: Herbert Ostwald, Jakob Kneser
Author: Jakob Kneser
Camera: Russell Gienapp
Editing:
Music:
Editor: Susanne Mertens (ZDF/arte)
Nominations: GREEN REPORT 2015
Website URL: www.javafilms.fr