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Learning to Love the Gun

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Synopsis

The myth of Ernest Hemingway frames this journey from a rifle club in Britain to the savannah of southern Africa. Filmmaker Joseph Matthews has never fired a gun before, but makes a surprising discovery about his own attitude to shooting that leads him into the disturbing world of big game trophy hunting.

From Hemingway to present day the film examines whether there is anything we can learn about masculinity from these men who seek their thrills from the power a gun gives to its bearer.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
29 mins
Format
HD
Director
Joseph Matthews
Producer
Kurban Kassam
Editor
Esben B W Asgaard
Director of Photography
Joseph Matthews
Sound
Jussi Honka
Music
Paul Pringle

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Production Company

Hemant Sharda
National Film and Television School (NFTS)
Beaconsfield Studios
Station Road
Beaconsfield
HP9 1LG
UK
Tel: +44 (0)1494 731 457
Fax: +44 (0)1494 674 042
http://www.nfts.co.uk
info@nfts.co.uk
festivals@nfts.co.uk

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Company

Hemant Sharda
National Film and Television School (NFTS)
Beaconsfield Studios
Station Road
Beaconsfield
HP9 1LG
UK
Tel: +44 (0)1494 731 457
Fax: +44 (0)1494 674 042
http://www.nfts.co.uk
info@nfts.co.uk
festivals@nfts.co.uk