Hunting the Helmeted Hornbill

Year
2019
Country
USA
Duration:
12 mins

Overview

World Premiere
Deep in the ancient, dense jungles of Southeast Asia lives a magnificent bird. With its prominent beak, elegant tail feathers and unmistakable plumage, the Helmeted Hornbill is a creature that is striking, proud and awe-inspiring. But in the last decade, the Helmeted Hornbill has been all but wiped out by poachers for its coveted ivory-like casque. This film follows conservationist Yoki Hadiprakarsa and photographer Tim Laman on an urgent mission to tell the story of the Helmeted Hornbill before it’s too late.

Production Team

Directors
Tom Swartwout
Tim Laman

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2019 Mountainfilm Festival.