Mission: To make educational films highlighting the importance of preserving the african environment.
Programs: African environmental film foundation accomplishments 1st october 2013 30th september 2014. The annual board meeting was held in new york on december 3rd 2013aeffs films, on dvd, are in demand throughout the year. Distribution is handled through the nairobi office. Each request has to be evaluated to find out if the shipping costs are justified and to find out if the person or educational institution has the necessary equipment for screening. Each outlet is requested to supply feedback on audience reactions. A one hour film, entitled elephants in peril, on the elephant position in the tsavo national park in kenya was completed to rough cut stage, after five months of filming. The first half of this film is a historical record of what has happened to elephants during the last thirty years. The second half shows the situation today and efforts to conserve elephants and other wildlife. In effect it is a record for posterity of the situation in 2013. This film was taken to bangkok, thailand, for the cites conference on endangered species of fauna and flora. It was shown to a full house with the aim of encouraging countries to back the ivory trade ban. A 38 minute film, entitled white gold, was completed with new footage and archival footage from the aeff library. This film was produced, primarily, for an international audience and required months of editing, narrating and other technical studio processes, carried out in new york. This film, narrated by hilary clinton, was premiered at moma in new york on the 12th november 2013. The film was shown by aeffs ceo to an audience of prominent conservationists in virginia, at the request of mrs magalen bryant, a long time aeff supporter. The film was then taken back to new york for a showing of the film at the new york film festival. Again there was a full house at which aeff answered questions from the audience. This film was then narrated in mandarin, for a chinese audience. This required further editing and studio work in new york and hong kong. Several meetings with potential donors were held in new york during this period. On returning to kenya the aeff ceo filmed some up to date sequences for the film elephants in peril. It was then re-edited and work began on narrating it in seven languages, for distribution in africa. Another film in the first stages of production shows how a healthy elephant population is needed to produce the exceptionally large tuskers for which the tsavo national park is famous. (this is an on-going production. )