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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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