Previously at the ICA - Films
17 Nov 2017 – 21 Nov 2017
Endangered species like elephants, rhinos and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fuelled by a global desire to kill these majestic animals for sport. Trophy investigates the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation through their eyes of impassioned individuals who drive them.
From an American trophy hunter to the world's largest rhino breeder in South Africa, the film grapples with the consequences of imposing a cash value on animals. What are the implications of treating animals as products? Do breeding, farming and hunting offer some of the few remaining options to conserve animals? In Trophy's richly cinematic safari, anything is possible, and nothing is as you would expect.
Trophy, dirs Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, UK/Namibia/South Africa/Zimbabwe/USA 2017, 108 mins