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Short Doc
'THE SAMENESS APPROACH: CAPTIVITY', 4:30
Digital Video
2020

This slow contemplative study interrogates the notion that older animals should be retired from zoo life in recognition of their needs as they age and as a gesture of gratitude for their years of service to the public.

My intention is to challenge public perception of ‘life in the zoo’ by inviting the viewer to reconsider the function of a zoo, understand the reality of life for the animals behind their walls, and to think about the ethics of captivity for older animals.