Distributor:  MediaStorm
Length:  11 minutes
Date:  2007
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, college, adults
Color/BW:  Color / Black and White
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Black Market

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The sale of bear paws, crocodile hearts, and other rare animal parts form the world's third-largest illegal market. Black Market explores the human passions and ancient beliefs that drive the trade and threaten its most endangered species.

Black Market

It is not widely known, but the sale of bear paws, crocodile hearts, and other rare animal parts form the world's third-largest illegal market. Photojournalist Patrick Brown goes deep inside this vast, dangerous milieu, risking his own personal safety to take us on a fascinating journey through the lives of the myth-bound Chinese villagers, the status-seeking nouveau riche, the third-generation smugglers, and the corrupt officials that make this Asian wild market possible.

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Awards

NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Year: 2008 Place: First Category: Documentary Video NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Year: 12008 Place: Honorable Mention Category: Best Multimedia Package Pictures of the Year International Year: 2008 Place: Award of Excellence Category: Best Multimedia Project

Citation

Main credits

Brown, Patrick (filmmaker)
Brown, Patrick (photographer)
Brown, Patrick (presenter)
Storm, Brian (film producer)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)

Other credits

Photography by Patrick Brown.


Distributor credits

Brian Storm

Photography: Patrick Brown
Editor and Producer: Brian Storm, Eric Maierson
Graphics: Tim Klimowicz
Director and Executive Producer: Brian Storm

Docuseek2 subjects

Biodiversity
Animals and Animal Rights
Business Ethics

Distributor subjects

Animal Rights, Asian Studies, China, Criminal Justice, Ecology, Economic Anthropology, Environment, Health & medicine, Photography, photojourmalism, Political Science
Expository
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Keywords

wildlife, Scotland yard, trade, animals, illegal trade, smuggling, photojournalist, endangered species, tiger skins, rhino horns, bear bile, impotence, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Eric Maierson, Vietnam, Cambodia, Patrick Brown, Brian Storm; "Black Market"; MediaStorm

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