Eyes of the Orangutan

Eyes of the Orangutan

Date

13 Feb 2023

Time

14:00 - 14:55

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AARON GEKOSKI presents ‘Eyes of the Orangutan’, a compelling new TERRA MATER Factual Studios/CHRIS SCARFFE Film and Photography documentary.

The Wildlife Tourism industry is a global, multi-billion dollar business. However, these profits come at a cost. Animal abuse and cruelty are occurring both in front of our eyes and behind closed doors.

Aaron Gekoski is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist who has documented the human-animal conflict for over a decade. In recent years, he has turned his attention to the Wildlife Tourism industry, travelling to dozens of countries to learn more about it.

But it was a trip to Vietnam that changed everything. He met a large male orangutan at an amusement park in Ho Chi Minh. Kept in a small enclosure with no trees or other stimulation, the orangutan was on display for park visitors.

This experience led Aaron Gekoski on a mission to document the dark reality of the Wildlife Tourism industry and expose the abuse and cruelty that animals endure to entertain humans.

 

 

 

 

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  • Film Screening
    Film Screening

    A selection of films from various directors. These films can include both established films that have already been released and films that are premiering for the first time. Included are the Xposure International Photography & Film Awards Winners from the past few seasons.

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Location

Xposure Auditorium
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Eyes of the Orangutan

Date

13 Feb 2023

Time

14:00 - 14:55

AARON GEKOSKI presents ‘Eyes of the Orangutan’, a compelling new TERRA MATER Factual Studios/CHRIS SCARFFE Film and Photography documentary.

The Wildlife Tourism industry is a global, multi-billion dollar business. However, these profits come at a cost. Animal abuse and cruelty are occurring both in front of our eyes and behind closed doors.

Aaron Gekoski is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist who has documented the human-animal conflict for over a decade. In recent years, he has turned his attention to the Wildlife Tourism industry, travelling to dozens of countries to learn more about it.

But it was a trip to Vietnam that changed everything. He met a large male orangutan at an amusement park in Ho Chi Minh. Kept in a small enclosure with no trees or other stimulation, the orangutan was on display for park visitors.

This experience led Aaron Gekoski on a mission to document the dark reality of the Wildlife Tourism industry and expose the abuse and cruelty that animals endure to entertain humans.

 

 

 

 

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