DOCVILLE 2018 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 27 maart - 4 april 2019.
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SafariUlrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl, the master of the wonderful but uncomfortable documentary, examines the trophy hunting phenomenon of the white tourists in Africa. With the use of stylized pictures and his usual insidious humour, he portrays the process of these meaningless massacres and tries to grasp the motivations behind the dreadful act of trophy hunting.

Every year countless European white tourists travel to Africa chasing their dream to visit the reserves and go on safari in for example Namibia. And the chase has become somewhat literal. Beer in hand, waiting for hours to see their prey, ready to shoot it from a safe distance, then triumphantly posing beside the bleeding lion, zebra or gazelle. Skinning and shipping the carcasses is a job for the poor black staff. The Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl (known for his other work I'm Keller, The Paradise Trilogy and Hundstage) conveys the images and process of this senseless killing using stylized tableaux and his typical nasty humor. With his usual awkward camera techniques he tries to figure out what the motives of the hunters are and what drives them to engage in these fun raids.

Vertoond op editie(s) 2017
Screened at edition(s) 2017


Directed by Ulrich Seidl
90 min.
Afrikaans, German
Subtitles: English


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Ulrich Seidl


Ulrich Seidl

Production company

Film Produktion GmbH


Ulrich Seidl, Wolfgang Thaler


Christof Schertenleib

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