The Conservation Game documentary screening

The SAGES program, in collaboration with the CWRU Film Society, will host a screening of The Conversation Game today (Nov. 1) at 7 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. Based in Ohio, The Conservation Game is a documentary about keeping big cats in captivity. The film involves people from Netflix’s Tiger King series as well as famous TV personality Jack Hannah and the Columbus Zoo.

Admission to the screening is free, but attendance will be capped at 100 people due to the licensing agreement with the publisher. 

About the documentary

Set against the backdrop of a heated national debate on captive big cats in America, The Conservation Game follows the story of Tim Harrison, a retired cop who makes a bombshell discovery while undercover at an exotic animal auction. He starts to suspect that America’s top television celebrity conservationists may be secretly connected to the exotic pet trade. What follows is a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, filled with lies, deception and coverups.

As his investigation leads deeper into the secret world of the big cat trade, Harrison and his team take their fight to the halls of Congress, pressing lawmakers to pass federal legislation that would end the private breeding and exploitation of these endangered and majestic animals. But when opposition comes from an unexpected source, Harrison is forced to face the demons of his own past, while wrestling with the consequences of exposing his childhood hero.