“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

This echoes very much the Steppes Travel ethos. We are passionate believers in travelling responsibly, protecting our planet and raising awareness of conservation and humanitarian issues that face the world we live in.
As such we bring you Beyond film screenings that we feel reflect this core message. We hope these films resonate and after seeing them that you start discussions of your own…

The complimentary film screenings will take place on

Sunday 18th September

  • Start time: 12.00 pm

    Blood Lions

    “Bred for the Bullet”

    Blood Lions follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator Ian Michler, and Rick Swazey, an American hunter, on their journey to uncover the realities about the multi-million dollar predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa.

    It is a story that blows the lid off claims made by these operators in attempting to justify what they do. Last year alone over 800 captive lions were shot in South Africa, mostly by wealthy international hunters under conditions that are anything but sporting.

    The film shows in intimate detail how lucrative it is to breed lions, and how the authorities and most professional hunting and tourism bodies have become complicit in allowing the industries to flourish.

    • Released: 2015
    • Director: Bruce Young, Nick Chevallier
    • Writer: Bruce Young
    • Stars: Ian Michler, Rick Swazey

  • Start time: 14.00 pm

    Racing Extinction

    “In 100 years, fifty percent of all species could be gone”

    In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet.

    Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see.

    Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award® Winning Filmmakers of “The Cove”.

    • Released: 2015
    • Director: Louie Psihoyos
    • Writer: Mark Monroe
    • Stars: Elon Musk, Joel Sartore, Louie Psihoyos

  • Start time: 16.00 pm


    “Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the World’s Forgotten and a gripping expose of the realities of life in the Congo”

    Executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio.

    In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers – including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist – protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo’s rich natural resources.

    When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they’ve worked so hard to protect, with the filmmakers and the film’s participants caught in the crossfire.

    A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary.

    • Released: 2014
    • Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
    • Writer: Orlando von Einsiedel
    • Stars: Andre Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Melanie Gouby

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