Blue in Focus London Film Launch

The Ritzy Cinema Presents - Africa’s Troubled Heart - Pembe Ya Ndovu - Blue In Focus.24 September 2017 - 12.00 Noon - 15.00 - Brixton - London SW4   Africa’s Troubled Heart  - This is a documentary that look at the origins of the Ebola Crisis in W.Africa.   ——————————   Pembe Ya Ndovu looks at the illegal trade in African ivory from the heart of Africa to the commercial hub of Hong Kong.   ——————————   Blue In Focus - Our planets Ocean are in serious decline … [Read more...]

News – Blue In Focus Final Journey.

It has taken a year to complete filming around the world on locations in regions such as the Pacific - Indian Ocean and now the S.Atlantic. I have now returned to the E.African coastline where our project first began on the Island of Mafia in the year 2015. Our primary purpose has been to highlight the needs to conserve our planets dwindling marine resources and biodiversity.With oceans covering over seventy percent of our planets surface we still have limited knowledge on our greatest … [Read more...]

Pembe Ya Ndovu – Press Release

  From: CMS Secretariat Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 4:21 PM To: UN Bonn All Premises <****************************> Subject: FW: International Elephant Film Festival - Screening on Thursday at 14.00 hrs Dear colleagues, We would like to invite you to a film screening on Thursday, 3rd March, to celebrate UN World Wildlife Day. Come and join us to watch a spectacular film, which will be shown for the first time at the International Elephant Film Festival in New … [Read more...]

Hong Kong Trip (Shark fin trade, plastic pollution and marine exploitation)

Hong Kong in February is somewhat cold and grey, much to my surprised, in contrast to my previous visits to Hong Kong which have been during the hot subtropical summers of Asia’s far East. On arrival I was met by Alex Hofford a long-term resident of Hong Kong and a leading conservationist who has been instrumental in a campaign not only to outlaw the sale of African ivory, but also leading an effective campaign against the shark fin trade. With eight hours difference between the UK and … [Read more...]

Blue In Focus – Africa Update

    The journey to E.Africa has been a five month expedition into the marine coastal waters of the W.Indian Ocean, and a learning curve on the corals, mangroves and pristine waters of this region of Africa.           I have been privileged to visit the remote Mozambican island of Vamizi, situated in the far north of this vast E.African nation - whilst in Tanzania, I was able to spend a month on the island of … [Read more...]

A Message from Dr Jane Goodall

  During the making of Pembe Ya Ndovu, a documentary on the illegal trade in African ivory, we were privileged to have the support of Dr Jane Goodall - a conservation campaigner and one of the planets foremost primatologist. Jane has been instrumental in leading campaigns on various topics and issues related to the well being of our planets dwindling  biodiversity.     … [Read more...]

Act Now Before It Is Too Late To Save Africa’s Elephants

"This tragic image captured by Steve of Green Heart Films is of a young female elephant caught in a poachers snare.  Her ivory tusks were fortunately removed by local wildlife authority's before the poachers responsible for this tragic crime were able to return to remove her tusks for sale - It is essential that a global audience view this tragic image in order to understand the truly horrific nature of the ivory trade - Please forward this image onto others - Awareness is empowerment - Act Now … [Read more...]


Our recent visit to Brazzaville has been a success as our main objective was to expose and film the ivory market in Kinshasa, the Capital of the DRC. There were unfortunate surprises on the journey such as being detained at the airport for ten hours on arrival and our planned visit to Dzangha-Sangha had to be cancelled due to the country’s chronic insecurity. On a note of success our Chinese colleague was able to cross over the river Congo from Brazzaville and film the Kinshasa market … [Read more...]

Return to the Congo Basin

Steve from Green Heart Films has flown back to the Congo Basin to continue with the last of the filming on the illegal trade in ivory.  Laurel Chor from Hong Kong is presently preparing to join Steve to film various markets that are still selling illegal wildlife products such as ivory.  Steve is also planning on filming poaching within the wild equatorial forest of the Congo Basin. Although we have not achieved our target in raising all the funds required,  we do hope that further funds will … [Read more...]

Chinese and British Filmmakers Join Forces to Reveal Horrors of the Illegal Ivory Trade to Ivory-Buying Public in China.

African elephants are being slaughtered across the continent for their ivory – 25,000 were killed last year according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Poaching for ivory is now recognised as serious organised crime, profits from which are known to be funding rebel armies and destabilising several African nations. The loss of elephants from habitats in which they are keystone species has severe economic and ecological consequences. Most of the ivory is illegally shipped to … [Read more...]