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From viral hit to ideal Sheffield Doc/Fest entry

Ninety seconds at a sloth orphanage was all it took for Lucy Cooke to have a viral hit on her hands, and now she's looking to turn her footage of the world's only sloth orphanage in Costa Rica into a documentary. Using Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter, Cooke was able to get the video out to over 2 million views. She is just the type of person that Sheffield Doc/Fest is hoping to attract this year in the Digital Revolutions category, according to this Guardian article, which also includes the aforementioned ninety seconds of sloths.
July 15, 2010

Ninety seconds at a sloth orphanage was all it took for Lucy Cooke to have a viral hit on her hands, and now she’s looking to turn her footage of the world’s only sloth orphanage in Costa Rica into a documentary. Using Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter, Cooke was able to get the video out to over 2 million views. She is just the type of person that Sheffield Doc/Fest is hoping to attract this year in the Digital Revolutions category, according to this Guardian article, which also includes the aforementioned ninety seconds of sloths.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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