Richard Ladkani, an award-winning director and cinematographer, has worked on over fifty documentaries as well as dozens of TV commercials. On most of the films he directs, he is also responsible for the camerawork. His current feature-length documentary IVORY on the illegal ivory trade and the fight against elephant poachers and traffickers is no exception.
IVORY is by far the most challenging and dangerous film he was ever involved in. With over 120 shooting days in ten countries, spanning over 15 months, this film surpasses all prior productions in the stakes it raises, the sheer scale and its possible impact on audiences around the world.
Prior to IVORY, a selection of his most recent productions include Gas Monopoly, a feature-length investigative documentary on Europe’s dependence on gas from Russia, Jane’s Journey, a documentary on the life of primate researcher Dr. Jane Goodall, which he photographed, and which was shortlisted for the Academy Awards; Vatican – The Hidden World, a BBC/ NatGeo/ARD co-production; and The Devil’s Miner, (BR/Arte/PBS), a character-driven film about Bolivian mining children.
Richard Ladkani founded Malaika Pictures GmbH together with his wife Anita in early 2015. For more information on previous films, please visit www.richardladkani.com