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Gambling on Extinction

Germany/Canada - 2014

Gambling on Extinction is a powerful documentary that takes you from the killing fields in Kenya and South Africa to the trading hubs of Vietnam and China with undercover investigators, rangers, ex­poachers, conservationists, and buyers.

This is a story is about greed and a merciless battle over a limited resource: wild elephants and rhinos.  Ivory and rhino horn have become lucrative commodities.  It  is  now  a  20  billion  dollar  a  year  business,  and  has  been  taken  over  by  powerful,  connected,  heavily  armed  international syndicates.

Director Bio
Jakob Kneser grew up in Munich and Bonn. After graduating in philosophy, history and religious sciences, Jakob Kneser has been working as editor at a music TV channel based in Cologne, before making a name for himself as a director and author.  Since 2002 he has made numerous reports, features and documentaries for arts and science television programs such as ARD, ZDF, 3Sat, and ARTE. Since  his  film End  of  a  Legend  in  2006  he  has  been  working closely with a&o buero film production, becoming partner of the company in 2010. Jakob Kneser lives with his family in Bonn.

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Director: Jakob Kneser
Country: Germany/Canada
Year: 2014
Duration: 52 min
Language: English


  • Wednesday, September 9 - 10:00
    Universidad APEC
    Santo Domingo
  • Wednesday, September 9 - 3:00 PM
    Cinema Oasis
  • Thursday, September 10 - 10:00 AM
    Universidad Católica de Santo Domingo (UCSD)
    Santo Domingo
  • Thursday, September 10 - 2:00 PM
    Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)
    Santo Domingo
  • Friday, September 11 - 4:00 PM
    Colegio Bilingue New Horizons
    Santo Domingo
  • Saturday, September 12 - 6:00 PM
    Centro Cultural Monina Campora
    San Juan de la Maguana

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