The Last Keeper

The Last Keeper (2024)

Ecosystems represent a paradox. Though sometimes imagined to be fixed Edenic biospheres which must be protected at all costs from external, introduced influences, in fact they are ever-changing structures which evolve and, in one way or another, accommodate whatever encroaches upon them. Tom Opre’s documentary The Last Keeper may be focused on the preservation of…

Killing The Shepherd

Killing The Shepherd (2021)

At the heart of the documentary Killing The Shepherd – Tom Opre’s feature debut as writer, director, producer, editor and cinematographer – paradoxes abound. Ever since, in the Eighties, hunting was banned by the Ministry of Tourism in Shikabeta, a small forest kingdom in the remote lower Luano Valley area of Zambia, the numbers of…