Gambling on Extinction

Gambling on Extinction Trailer 2015 from Bill Spahic on Vimeo.

An investigative team goes undercover to expose the players in a greedy and brutal battle. The film explores the global drivers of species extinction, from the poachers to organized cartels, terrorist groups funding their political conflicts, investors betting on extinction, skyrocketing commodity prices and the unbridled and thoughtless consumerism that is also fueling demand. Directed by Jakob Kneser. Produced by Tristan Chytroschek and Anne Pick.

Introduced by a representative from the Goethe-Institut Washington. Discussion withВ Kelvin Alie, Program Director, Wildlife Trade, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Lisa Handy, Senior Policy Advisor, Environmental Investigation Agency, follows screening.

Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required.

Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 Seventh St., NW (Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown)

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