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Trophy review - stomach-turning doc takes aim at big-game hunters

The macabre ultra-luxury sport of 'canned' trophy hunting in Africa comes under unflinching scrutiny in a documentary to make your blood boilTrophy is a documentary about the highly commodified and macabre ultra-luxury sport of "canned" trophy hunting, in which legally restricted big-game hunting events in various African states are auctioned off for colossal sums to rich people, often from the United States. These smug types want to play at being the great white hunter but have everything laid on for them, so they get an easy kill. Just as with Ulrich Seidl's recent documentary Safari about the same subject, it is impossible to watch this without boiling with rage as these grotesque, pampered beta-males preen themselves over the animals' corpses, occasionally blubbering sentimentally. The film has a stomach-turning scene at a hunters' convention held at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, ironically the site of the recent mass shooting. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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