SummerDocs: ‘Trophy’ on July 29 at Guild Hall, 7pm

SummerDocs host (and HIFF Co-Chair) Alec Baldwin is back for the ninth year to present new and groundbreaking documentary filmmaking and thought-provoking stories to the East End.

Next up: TROPHY, a powerful new call to action that challenges us to examine our complicated relationship with the great species of the world. Join us on Saturday, July 29, 7pm at Guild Hall!

Followed by Alec Baldwin and HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent in conversation with the film’s directors, Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz.

Buffalo Dream Ranch, North West Province, South Africa - November 2016: John Hume, the worlds largest rhino breeder walks among his Rhinos. Mr. Hume had invested more than 50 Million US dollars into his rhino project. He currently is the custodian of over 1500 Rhinos, and fears that without legalization in the trade of Rhino Horn his project will come to an end.


Directors: Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz
Saturday, July 29 | 7:00PM
Guild Hall in East Hampton
Tickets to Screening
Tickets to Screening + pre-reception with Alec Baldwin (5-6:30)

Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fueled in part by a global desire to consume these majestic animals. TROPHY investigates the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation. Through the eyes of impassioned individuals who drive these industries—from a Texas-based trophy hunter to the world’s largest private rhino breeder in South Africa—the film grapples with the consequences of imposing economic value on animals.

What are the implications of treating animals as commodities? Do breeding, farming and hunting offer some of the few remaining options to conserve our endangered animals? TROPHY will leave you debating what is right, what is wrong and what is necessary in order to save the great species of the world.

In conversation: directors Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz

Proceeds from this screening will support HIFF’s Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights program

“It’s HIFF’s 25th anniversary year and the ninth season of SummerDocs and we have a great lineup of documentary films, featuring intense drama and more entertaining fare. Artistic Director David Nugent and I believe this will be one of the best SummerDoc seasons yet,” said Hamptons International Film Festival Co-Chairman and SummerDocs series presenter Alec Baldwin.

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 returns to sponsor the Audience Award for the 2017 SummerDocs series. Candescent Films supports documentaries that illuminate social issues. Join the conversation @CandescentFilms.