Unlocking the Cage

Unlocking the Cage

Environmental Section

Unlocking the Cage

(USA, 2016, 91 min.)

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker

Producers: Chris Hegedus, Frazer Pennebaker, Rosadel Varela

With: Steve Wise, Natalie Prosin, Liddy Stein and Justice Barbara Jaffe

In this heartwarming and intelligent film, animal rights lawyer Steven Wise argues that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins, and elephants have the capacity for fundamental personhood rights (such as bodily liberty) that would protect them from physical abuse. UNLOCKING THE CAGE follows a dedicated and impassioned man in his unprecedented efforts to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.

Village Cinema #2 – Northstar California – Thursday, December 1 – 5:30pm