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The Last Keeper: New Film by Shepherds of Wildlife Society Explores Wildlife Management and Community Rights

Updated: Apr 1

Whitefish, MT — The Shepherds of Wildlife Society is proud to unveil its latest documentary, The Last Keeper. This film is the second in the acclaimed Killing the Shepherd series by Director Tom Opre. It delves into the heart of the Scottish Highlands, exploring contemporary wildlife management issues and the struggle of rural communities.

The Last Keeper sheds light on the plight of gamekeepers, ghillies, and stalkers who see their traditional role as stewards of the land threatened. The film follows their fight to ensure healthy ecosystems while preserving their cultural heritage and right to a livelihood.

Selected for Multiple Film Festivals

The Last Keeper is poised to make a significant impact, having been selected and awarded by numerous international film festivals, including the following:

Following its festival run, the film will have a limited theatrical release, a special PBS broadcast on ValleyPBS, and a digital cinema event on the Shepherds of Wildlife Society website.

A Story of Community, Conservation, and Human Rights

Through 16 months of filming, filmmakers embedded themselves within these communities, capturing their perspectives and challenges. The Last Keeper ignites conversations about human rights, wildlife management, and the importance of collaboration in achieving a healthy planet for future generations.

To learn more about The Last Keeper and the Shepherds of Wildlife Society, visit

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