• Eye of the Pangolin documentary

We have partnered with Pangolin Photo Safaris, Biggest Leaf Travel and award-winning South African filmmakers Bruce Young and Johan Vermeulen to produce a powerful, awareness raising film about the critical situation facing the African pangolin.

From the co-director of Blood Lions, this powerful documentary is the story of two men on a mission to get all four species of African pangolin on camera for the very first time. As they travel the continent to learn more about those caring for and studying pangolins they are captivated by these strange, secretive creatures and document the race to save them from being poached to extinction.

Eye of the Pangolin film

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Here’s what our viewers say

An incredible film, the footage was beautifully shot and the information was amazing and heartbreaking.

Becca Cassidy-Simpkins, UK

I so enjoyed the film. A real eye-opener, gripping and emotive. And now I am totally in love with these ponderous, gorgeous critters.

Lorraine Kearney, South Africa

It was a very moving film in the sense that what we are watching may be the last that we will see of the Pangolin in its natural habitat. So SAD

Nundha Kistasamy, South Africa

What an incredible movie! I do hope this film goes on to deservedly win a million awards and, more than that will help the pangolin survive

Caren Banks, USA

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Our goal is to make Eye of the Pangolin the most widely watched wildlife documentary ever. We aim to do this by getting the film seen by millions of people around the world via free online platforms. Whether it’s at a school, a wildlife film festival, or other screenings event – we are calling for your help to reach this goal!

We have made the film open source so you can share its story and message with your community. We believe that if people learn more about the African pangolin, they will care enough to help us protect its future. Help us by hosting a virtual screening here.

The film is not suitable for kids under the age of 13. Please share responsibly.

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