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MIPTV Picks ’09 – Human Prey

Ever wonder what it's like to be on the wrong side of a ravenous bear, a 200-pound chimpanzee, a pissed off bull, or assorted zoo dwellers such as gorillas and tigers? Over the course of these six hours, through re-enactments and interviews, we see and hear such frightful stories from survivors of animal attacks.
March 19, 2009


Ever wonder what it’s like to be on the wrong side of a ravenous bear, a 200-pound chimpanzee, a pissed off bull, or assorted zoo dwellers such as gorillas and tigers? Over the course of these six hours, through re-enactments and interviews, we see and hear such frightful stories from survivors of animal attacks. This stuff isn’t for the faint of heart, but it promises to be a fascinating if macabre window into the darker side of animal behavior.

Partners: Cineflix Productions Inc. and Media Productions Limited, in association with Discovery Channel (Canada), Animal Planet (US) and Canal D (Canada); distributed through Cineflix International

Length: 6 x 60 minutes
Aired: February 2009, Animal Planet (US)
Rights available: All worldwide, excluding Canada

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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