Unlocking the Cage (2017)

Unlocking the Cage was released on DVD on May 23, 2017
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From the filmmakers of Don t Look Back and The War Room comes a real-life legal thriller about one man’s lifelong quest to protect “nonhuman” animals. Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise as he tries to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants deserve to be treated as sentient, self-aware and autonomous beings, Steve and his legal team are making history by fighting to transform a chimpanzee from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with limited legal protections. This riveting film captures a monumental shift in our culture as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve’s impassioned arguments.

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US DVD Release Date May 23, 2017
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 91 minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date May 23, 2017
Directed by Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
Studio First Run Features
Gross $26,560
Genre(s) Documentary
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