Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Anti-Poaching Documentary Narrated by Hillary Clinton Debuts at MOMA

On September 9, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton made a rare joint appearance at the White House to speak about Clinton Foundation initiatives to curtail wildlife trafficking and poaching and the myriad negative effects these illegal activities have on global economies and security.  Last night, at the Modern Museum of Art in New York,  the film White Gold, narrated by Hillary premiered with Hillary introducing the production and Chelsea in attendance. 

‘White Gold’ Screening In NYC: Hillary Clinton Narrates Anti-Ivory Esposé

‘White Gold’ Screening In NYC: Hillary Clinton Narrates Anti-Ivory Esposé


White Gold, a film exposé about the cross-continental ivory trade narrated by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, premiered in New York City on Tuesday evening at the Museum of Modern Art before a star-studded audience.

Clinton, who was among the night’s attendees, took to the podium to introduce the film produced by Arne Glimcher, speaking to the necessity of making a full effort to curb the extinction of the elephant. Her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, has also spoken out about the ivory trade and was present to support the cause. Also in attendance were Sigourney Weaver, models Christie Brinkley and Iman, Friends star David Schwimmer, artist Chuck Close and political pundit Lawrence O’Donnell

White Gold provides a glimpse into the annals of the ivory trade, which has gone on for millennia. While it wasn’t always taboo, the devastation in brings to the elephant population has been a constant. The film puts on full display the harsh manner in which the elephants’ tusks are extracted, leaving them for dead and the long-term catastrophic effects upon the elephant population in Africa. What’s more, White Gold suggests that the tusks, with their value climbing with their supply, have been – and will be again – sold for cash that is then used for terrorist activities.

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And we have this from Hillary!

Went to premiere of White Gold last night, a film I narrated about elephant poaching. Coming soon!