RHINO DOLLARS (2018)

ARTE CHANNEL

Producers: TV Presse Productions

Director: Olivia Mokiejewski

Cinematography: Garth McConnell

A documentary thriller about one of the world’s most profitable illegal trades: Rhinoceros horn. At 50,000 euros per kilo, it sells for a higher price than gold or cocaine. When crushed into a powder and mixed with alcohol, it is said to be a miracle cure. Trafficking has spread to all continents and threatens the biodiversity of our planet, along with the national and economic security of multiple countries. This investigation reveals the underside of this high-stakes battle to save the rhinoceros and how all around the world – detectives, scientists and police officers sometimes risk their lives to take on the criminals behind this trade. Using methods straight out of a spy novel, they track suspects and infiltrate the sophisticated crime gangs who threaten the species with extinction.