What is the cost of conservation? Some of the answers may surprise you…
#TrophyTheFilm, coming to select theaters on September 8th, is the story of Philip Glass, a Texas-based sheep breeder and lifelong hunter who gets an opportunity to pursue Africa’s Big Five. The movie aims to explore trophy hunting from several angles in search of a better understanding of what it takes to save endangered species.
According to the film’s website, here are some of the core questions it will raise:
- Can the controversial practices of hunting and breeding actually help the numbers thrive?
- Can assigning a value to an animal possibly help conserve it?
- Is there any real future for a “natural” world in our rapidly developing, capitalist world?
Adding another layer, the film also introduces John Hume, the world’s largest private rhino breeder, and interviews him about his quest to save the rhinoceros from extinction, toward which he’s invested $50 million of his own life savings.
Sure to start conversations on all sides, we’re looking forward to watching Trophy and hearing our readers’ opinions of this forthcoming film!