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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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