On the Wild Side

What drives people all over the world to hunt animals, often driving them towards extinction? How does hunting affect our relationship with nature and impact fragile ecosystems? And how do hunting lobbies influence law makers and the media?

Through the personal story of one ex-hunter, ’On The Wild Side’ unites the global anti-hunting movement, while also providing an overview of hunting throughout history. Featuring interviews with activists, politicians and organisations all over the world, this documentary sheds light on the psychology of hunting and the methods of the saboteurs.

Is it possible to end hunting forever?


  • Year: 2019
  • Duration: 87 & 55 mins
  • Production: On the Wild Side Initiative
  • Director: GIACOMO GIORGI
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: Italy



  • Audience Award for Best Documentary at Smaragdni Eco Film Festival 2019 (Croatia), Best Animal Feature Award & Audience Award at Vegan Film Festival 2021 (Adelaide, Australia), Raindance Film Festival 2019 (London, UK), Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2019 (Netherlands), Festival du Film vert 2020 (Switzerland), Ekotopfilm Envirofilm Festival 2020 (Slovakia), Fredd Festival International du Film d'Environnement 2020 (France), Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival 2020 (Canada), Global Health Film Festival 2020 (UK), Ecozine Film Festival 2021 (Spain), Vegan Film Festival 2021 (Adelaide, Australia), ECOador Film Festival 2021 (Ecuador).

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