CAIRO CONNECTIONS (2016, KENYA, ENG, :54)
Director: Karl Ammann
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A seizure of 5 chimpanzees coming from Egypt in Nairobi airport unexpectedly launches Karl into a decade long investigation of a widespread ape slave trade network. The Nairobi seizure leads Karl, beginning in Nigeria, to follow a trail of hundreds of chimpanzees and gorillas that have been smuggled into private collections throughout the Middle East, headed up by a woman of dual Egyptian-Nigerian nationality named Heba Saad. In Cairo he discovers that her family business, working in collusion with Egyptian authorities and wealthy elites, has managed to circumvent national laws for 30 years. With his tactics of shame and blame Karl confronts the heads of governments and prominent families who have participated in breaking the law, ignoring threats to his life and his material being stolen from his hotel by government thugs.
Official Trailer: To Come…