|Thurs 18th Jan||7.45pm|
Dir: Shaul Schwarz, Christina Clusiau | UK/Namibia/South Africa/Zimbabwe/USA | 2017 | 105 mins
A genuinely extraordinary and highly provocative documentary, Trophy explores the evolving relationship between big-game hunting and wildlife conservation with unusual nuance and depth. Simply and beautifully shot, it’s filled with astonishing and disarming sights from Namibia to Las Vegas and peopled with figures including conservationists, breeders and hunters; all of whom challenge your preconceptions. Wading into a confusing universe of moral equivalence, Trophy grapples with the consequences of imposing monetary value on animals who must prove their worth, or risk extinction. Intimate, curious and rigorous, refusing to offer easy judgments, it’s a triumph of sophisticated journalism.
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