Experts say that if the Chinese continue to consume ivory at their current rate, elephants will be extinct in just ten years. In this film, Rageh Omar went to Africa and South East Asia in search of the smugglers and criminal syndicates fuelling the demand. At the time, this co-production between the BBC Natural History Unit for Discovery Channel and Panorama was Panorama’s biggest budget film. I went through more than 250 hours of rushes and archive in editing this film. The main film for Panorama was also used as the basis for the Discovery one hour.

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