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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
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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