Ofir - a wildlife crime documentary| 57mins
Director: Mark McDannald | Producer: Mark McDannald
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: United States
When Israeli activist Ofir Drori discovered that no one was fighting to disprove Jane Goodall's dark prophecy that apes in the wild would soon be extinct, he decided that his unique skill set as former army officer, educator, journalist and adventurer qualified him for the job. He founded The Last Great Ape, the first wildlife law enforcement NGO in Africa. Using informants, undercover investigators, hidden cameras, police raids, and the media, Ofir set out on the difficult task of breaking through the pervasive culture of corruption to put wildlife offenders in prison and to make wildlife trafficking a criminal activity in the eyes of society. Often fostering the orphaned apes rescued in the raids, Ofir does whatever he can to help these endangered species. He is a shining example of the power of human will, and through him we can see that one man, each man, can still make a difference.