• Trophy (2017)

Trophy

Release Date: September 8th, 2017

UN |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Each year, trophy hunters kill over six thousand grizzly bears on international hunts for their heads, paws and coats. Those that support this slaughter claim it's necessary to maintain balance in nature and provide economic advantages, yet conservationists and activists say otherwise. Presented by Lush Cosmetics, Trophy challenges this controversial practice. In Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, First Nations groups, activists and over 90% of British Columbians oppose this cruel and inhumane hunt, and yet it still remains legal and sanctioned by the BC government. South of Canada's border, grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park are currently safe and protected under the Endangered Species Act, but that could soon come to an end. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed "delisting" grizzlies from the Act which could lead to sanctioned trophy hunts and other activities that would put these bears in danger. Diving deep into the controversy that exists within United States and Canada, Trophy asks: can we truly justify killing these animals for sport?

Cast: Real Life People!

Director: Christina Clusiau , Shaul Schwarz

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Candescent Films

Distributors: The Orchard

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Anthony KaufmanScreen International

    Some issues, Trophy powerfully conveys, are bigger and broader than they initially appear. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Trophy isn't as good at drawing moral conclusions as it is at laying out the difficult issues around hunting, conservationism and the trade in animal parts. But the film will be involving for those on all sides of animal-welfare debates. show more

  • 60
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    Saving endangered animals is not a matter of sentimentality and lifting one up above another. It involves facing hard facts and brokering some compromises, and Trophy makes us fully aware of this. show more

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