Blood Scales

Director: Paolo Sodi

60 min, Italy, 2021

Genre: Documentary

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The head of operations and investigations at the Last Great Ape Organization (LAGA) hunts a ring of wildlife traffickers in possession of 550 pounds of pangolin scales as he recalls the events in his life that led him down this path. Meanwhile, a newly rescued tree pangolin fights to regain strength and freedom thanks to the professional care provided by the Tikki Hywood Foundation Cameroon. Pangolins are the world’s most illegally trafficked mammal.

CinemAmbiente Film Festival (Official selection, World Premiere on Oct 1st, Italy) — Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (Best Foreign Film Award, International Premiere on Oct 20th, US) — Wild & Scenic Film Festival (Official Selection, Jan 13th, US)