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MIPCOM Picks 2014: Zoo Revolution

All animal lovers would agree on the importance of conservation and education about the animal kingdom, but there’s one area that causes a divide amongst those who care for the world’s assorted creatures. And that’s the value of zoos.
October 1, 2014

Partners: Dream Street Pictures in association with CBC Television; distributed by Beyond International
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Aired: July 2014 (CBC ‘Doc Zone’)

All animal lovers would agree on the importance of conservation and education about the animal kingdom, but there’s one area that causes a divide amongst those who care for the world’s assorted creatures. And that’s the value of zoos. Some see the zoo as antiquated at best, and as animal prisons at worst, while others maintain that zoos are a vital component in the drive towards conserving species and educating future generations about animal issues. This doc travels the globe and rounds up assorted animal lovers and experts to discuss if and why zoos matter.

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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