Stories That Matter 2017: Safari
Austrian director Ulrich Seidl turns his camera onto the grisly sport of trophy hunting. In doing so, he gives unprecedented access into this unusual past time, often enjoyed by wealthy European tourists in Africa.
In capturing the rapture of German and Austrian tourists as they anticipate, stalk, and kill their prey in the wide open spaces of Africa, Safari offers a glimpse into the psyche and rituals of people who hunt these prize animals for sport, and by extension, presents the darker side of human nature.
About Ulrich Seidl
Ulrich Seidl, born 1952 in Vienna (Austria), is a director, author and producer. He started his career with award-winning documentaries such as Good News (1990), Animal Love (1995) and Models (1998). Seidl‘s first feature fiction film Dog Days (2001) won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. Import Export (2007), the first film to be produced by his own production company, was invited to compete in Cannes. Subsequently, the PARADISE Trilogy (2012) premiered in competition in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. This was followed by In the Basement (2014) and Safari (2016).
Objectifs presents Stories That Matter, a programme that looks
at critical issues in our world through photography and film. This
year, the programme features the theme 'Conspicuous Consumption' where
different ideas regarding patterns of consumption and their effects will
From food sustainability to the ethics of trophy hunting, these
independent documentaries look at the ways in which our habits of
consumption affect the world around us. Hailing from Myanmar to South
Africa, these films are powerful statements that seek to inform and
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