Learning To Love The Gun

World Premiere

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 affords its bearer.