Trophy

Trophy
  • 2017
  • USA/UK/Namibia/South Africa/Zimbabwe
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz
  • UK release: 17 November 2017

Documentary about big-game hunting, examining claims by hunters that legalised hunting helps the local economy, and by ranch owners that the ban on legal sale of rhino horn keeps poachers in operation. Well-conceived, thoughtful, powerful and sometimes distressing, dodging knee-jerk responses in favour of rigorous investigation.

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Performance times

Filmhouse, Edinburgh (0.0 miles)

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
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Wed 20 Dec

Thu 21 Dec

The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen, Birmingham (0.0 miles)

Gibb Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4AA
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Mon 8 Jan

Tue 9 Jan

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Trophy

13 Nov 20174 stars

Well-conceived, thoughtful documentary that takes a complex look at big-game hunting

This documentary from Shaul Schwarz and co-director Christina Clusiau about big-game hunting begins in arresting fashion: a rhino is captured, and hunters quickly and mechanically remove the animal's horn with an electric saw. Within seconds, the owner…

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