On the Wild Side + Q&A w/ Giacomo Giorgi

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

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ON THE WILD SIDE is a documentary about the worldwide movements against hunting and poaching.

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Directed by Giacomo Giorgi

Documentary Feature / Italy / 88 mins

Strand: A Dirty World

UK Premiere

Screening: Thursday 19th September 18:00 | Friday 20th September 17:30

Review:

In a world ever more conscious of the growing environmental catastrophes around us, hunting is finally coming under the scrutiny it has long evaded. Giacomo Giorgi - director and experienced animal rights activist - considers his subject with the widest possible lens, examining hunting traditions and their impact across the world, from fox hunting in the English countryside to seal clubbing in North America to trophy hunting in South Africa. A running theme becomes that of cruelty and unnecessary suffering - hunting is no longer a question of subsistence, but of bloodlust, enjoyment, and illegal trade. A grim picture of the world as it stands.

But ON THE WILD SIDE isn’t a pessimistic documentary; instead it is rousing. For each example of an unnecessary hunting practice, the film also engages with those who stand up against hunting, and shows what they are doing to stop it. This is not a film about a global tragedy so much as one about a global resistance, an inspiring documentary that both diagnoses the problem and offers the solution. This is a film for people who are outraged by animal cruelty but don’t know how to get involved to stop it - a film for all those who feel that hunting has had its day, once and for all. / Review by Milo Garner

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Credits:

Director: Giacomo Giorgi

Writer: Giacomo Giorgi

Producers: Giacomo Giorgi, Raffaella Tolicetti, Greg Bennick

Executive Producers: Giacomo Giorgi, Raffaella Tolicetti, Greg Bennick

Cast: Paul Watson, Hilary Jones, Eduardo Goncalves, Simon Russell, Phil Wollen

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

United Kingdom

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