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The documentary that everyone’s talking about
From the studio that brought you ‘Ivory Game’ and ‘Sea of Shadows’ comes a new and powerful documentary, ‘Eyes of the Orangutan’. A captivating exploration of one of the most troubling facets of modern wildlife tourism, and an uplifting celebration of one of our closest living relatives: the orangutan. Wildlife tourism has become a lucrative business and is now worth around 250 billion dollars a year. These profits come at a cost – and it is the animals who pay the ultimate price.
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Aaron Gekoski is an internationally acclaimed environmental photojournalist, film-maker and TV host, specialising in human-animal conflict.
His photography regularly appears in the international press. He has won numerous awards; at Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature Photographer of the Year, and – as a film-maker – Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.
He has spent years documenting animals in captivity and is founder and lead investigator at Raise the Red Flag, a global campaign to end cruelty in the Wildlife Tourism industry.
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Award winning filmmaker, photographer and writer with over fifteen years of experience. He worked with a wide range of broadcasters and non-profit organisations including the BBC, PBS, HBO, Viceland, Save Our Seas, WWF and Synchronicity Earth.
Terra Mater Factual Studios’ Executive Producer in Vienna. She supervises productions like the Romy Award winning series ‘The Lions Rule’, discovers the hidden gems in a world of ‘Dragons & Damsels’ and works closely with the director on the in-house production ‘Cute little Killers – The Predators with Pouches’.
Femke den Haas
Activist and co-founder of Jakarta Animal Aid Network has dedicated her life to protecting Indonesian wildlife. JAAN enlists the help of individuals and Indonesian authorities to rescue animals from exploitation and to decrease the trade in endangered wildlife.
Dr Jamartin Sihite
CEO of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. He is a long-time conservation activist with a huge passion and long experience supporting Indonesian most protected species. His career in conservation started by working as an ecology specialist and environmental scientist for various project-based assignments with WWF Indonesia.
Managing Director of Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) UK and USA. Long-time conservationist and not-for-profit leader with a deep passion for our great-ape cousins. Ben oversees all operations for the two BOS organisations to support and accelerate orangutan and rainforest conservation and on this panel represents BOS Schweiz (a co-producer of this documentary) as well as the BOS global partners network.
Ian Redmond OBE
Policy Advocate at Born Free Foundation and Chairman of the Ape Alliance. Best known for his work with mountain gorillas and underground elephants, Redmond, a tropical field biologist, has been involved in more than 100 documentaries for, among others, the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and, coming soon, Ecoflix.