By Benjamin Sutton
Pace Gallery founder Arne Glimcher served as producer on the Simon Trevor-directed documentary “White Gold,” which chronicles the plight of the endangered African elephant and black market for the animals’ ivory. The 38-minute film, which is narrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, will have its world premiere in a private screening at the Museum of Modern Art on November 12, which will be followed by a public screening on the 18th.
“White Gold” is a Pace Productions-African Environmental Film Foundation (AEFF) co-production that Trevor shot in Kenya. He and Glimcher have collaborated on some 20 nature documentaries, since meeting while working on 1988’s “Gorillas in the Mist.” The duo eventually co-founded AEFF a decade later.
The November 12 private screening of “White Gold,” which will be attended by “Gorillas in the Mist” star Sigourney Weaver, artist Chuck Close, Agnes Gund, Uma Thurman, and others, takes place at MoMA. The film will also show as part of DOC NYC at the IFC Center on the evening of November 18 — get your tickets for that screening here.