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documentary

Wenn er kommt, dann schießen wir

29 Min

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Synopsis

„Red Riding Hood is a fairytale, but the same can be said about the cuddly wolf.”
150 years ago the wolves in South Tyrol were rendered extinct with the help of poison and munitions. Now the wolf is back and kills sheep every so often – making mankind’s primal fear of wolves rise once again.
Animal rights activists are trying to fight the shepherds and farmers who want their sheep to be safe. And the politicians in the city, who themselves have never seen a wolf, find themselves right in the middle of this heated argument – to their utter satisfaction: By exploiting those fears and introducing radical bills they want to win votes.

How does society deal with the return of a legendary arch-enemy? Does a wolf have to be killed or should he be protected as part of nature?

Directors: Jona Salcher & Luigjina Shkupa

DP: Xaver Leander, Jona Salcher

Produced in collaboration with Melissa Byrne

Festivals

2019 April at Trento Film Festival

2019 April at FISH Film Festival in Rostock (winner of the Silverfish)

2019 September at Dolomitale Filmfestival

2019 July at Juvinale Filmfestival

18. Oktober 2019, at 14:25 - Bergfilmfestival Tegernsee

12-16 November 2019 at International Mountainfilmfestival Graz

1 - 3 April 2020 at the Global University Film Award (GUFA) in Hong Kong

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