On The Wild Side (2019)
Directed by Giacomo Giorgi, 85 mins
Wednesday 26 May, 19:30 BST plus panel discussion
All over the world, humans continue to view the hunting of animals as a hobby. No longer a fundamental tool for survival, the hunting of wolves, rhinos, birds, foxes and many other species is now more for entertainment, and damages the fragile wildlife on which we depend on to survive.
On The Wild Side unites the global anti-hunting movement and sheds light on the psychology of hunting, and what drives people to kill for entertainment or sport.
Featuring interviews with activists, politicians and organisations around the world, it investigates and exposes the effects that hunting has on local ecosystems, wildlife populations, and endangered species, and shows how hunt saboteurs, mobile veterinary clinics and political lobbyists are integral to conserving our planet’s wildlife.
The panel discussion after the screening was moderated by Alice Hawryszkiewycz, Global Health Film Advisory Board member, in conversation with On the Wild Side director Giacomo Giorgi, Andrea Rutigliano, Committee Against Bird Slaughter and Steve, Hunt Saboteurs Association. Here's the replay:
Eduardo Goncalves, Founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting was unable to join the discussion due to technical issues but we were able to catch with him on Tuesday 15 June:
The winners in the draw are:
Signed copy Trophy Hunters Exposed: Inside The Big Game Industry - Charlie Bowler
Signed copy Trophy Leaks: Trophy Hunters and Industry Secrets Revealed - Julie Clayton
Signed copy Killing Game: The Extinction Industry - Nazmul Mohsin
Global Health Film Festival 2021; full pass - Daniel Weinberg
Global Health Film Festival 2021; 2 x tickets to single screening - Christine Nicol
Hunt Saboteurs Association merchandise - Sandra Perry
On The Wild Side merchandise - Les Kingstone