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Each year, RadioWest sits down for in-depth conversations with filmmakers and producers during the Sundance Film Festival. Just like the festival, the RadioWest team has eclectic taste. We hope you enjoy the diversity of topics as much as we do.

Sundance 2017: Trophy

from film, Trophy
Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe, April 2016: American hunter Phillip Glass stands over a lion that he hunted for sport.

Thursday, we begin our coverage of Sundance with the documentary Trophy. Filmmakers Shaul Shwarz and Christina Clusiau followed hunters, breeders, and conservationists to ask what we do to save the great species of the world from extinction. The high cost of trophy hunting trips to Africa often fund conservation efforts and communities, but critics say there’s a danger in treating animals like commodities. Schwarz and Clusiau join Doug to talk about that relationship between hunting and conservation.

Screening times for Trophy

  • Friday, 1/20 at 5:15 p.m., Prospector Square Theatre
  • Saturday, 1/21 at Noon, Temple Theatre
  • Saturday, 1/21 at 9:00 p.m., Broadway Centre Cinema 6, Salt Lake City
  • Sunday, 1/22 at Noon, Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room
  • Wednesday, 1/25 at 6:30 p.m., Redstone Cinema 1
  • Friday, 1/27 at 2:30 p.m., Prospector Square Theatre
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