The phenomenon of global environmental threats calls into question the extent to which individual state governments can adequately handle this complex issue.
Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play a crucial role in achieving global awareness that transcends the national political boundaries and facilitates a real collaboration between all the stakeholders. Enhancing communication efforts and engaging governments and the public opinion with facts and new points of view are among the most noteworthy functions of any NGO, and in particular of the Elephant Action League.
Communication is also advocacy, which should always be at the core of any environmental organization, for its central role in shaping public perceptions and working to influence public policy in order to achieve positive and long-lasting changes. EAL strives to always engage the stakeholders with courage and humility, to focus on concrete and effective activities, and to remain independent and outspoken.
Since awareness and communication are key aspects of our work, we believe it is important to work with top partners in the film industry to produce content that can reach the most people possible.
THE IVORY GAME, premiered at the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals 2016, and short-listed for the Oscars 2017, features the co-founder of EAL and the whistleblowing initiative WildLeaks, Mr. Andrea Crosta, among other protagonists, as it reveals the dark world of the complex international ivory supply chain. The Ivory Game is a Netflix documentary produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios and Vulcan Productions, in collaboration with Appian Way and Leonardo DiCaprio.
SEA OF SHADOWS, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2019 (it won the Audience Award), is a powerful documentary featuring Operation Fake Gold and the work of the EAL’s undercover teams led by Andrea Crosta, among others. In Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, a group of brilliant scientists, high-tech activists, investigative journalists, and courageous undercover agents attempt to rescue an endangered whale while battling the Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers whose destructive poaching methods are threatening the region’s marine life. Directed by Richard Ladkani, Sea of Shadows is produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, in collaboration with Appian Way and Leonardo DiCaprio.
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