National treasure or common pest? This fascinating documentary delves into Australia’s relationship with its most recognised native emblem.
Drawing on interviews with conservationists, politicians, and farmers, as well as some amazing archival footage, this film builds a riveting picture of one nation’s struggle with its most iconic animal. Recognisable faces include BBC2’s Kangaroo Dundee and the late Steve Irwin’s wife, Terri Irwin.
Full of passion, heart, and bloody hatred, Kangaroo: A Love Hate Story is an eye-opening examination of culling, an emotive issue shrouded in secrecy, lies, and vested interest. A film not to be missed, but definitely not suitable for children!
We aim to have this documentary introduced by a leading animal rights advocate. Watch this space!
Preceded by a recorded interview with the filmmakers
Australian snacks and lollies (sweets) will be on sale on the day – cash only.
“Eye-opening…[and a] heartfelt defence of a … creature outsiders might assume needs no defence” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
The feature will be preceded by the short film The Land Will Eat You (16:50min), directed by Australian film student Darcy Tuppen (VCA).
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 103 mins
- Other features
- Kate McIntyre Clere & Michael McIntyre