Documentary based on Nim Chimpsky, a book detailing the bizarre history of Project Nim, a language research project in which the subject chimpanzee was raised like a human child, taught sign language...

Topics: Animals in Research
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Controversial and impactful documentary on the harms of the global fishing industry.

Topics: Aquatic Animals
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Documentary on animal activists who, based on a campaign known as “Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty,” found themselves targeted as terrorists by the United States government.

Topics: Attitudes and Activism, Law and Policy
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Documentary film about the Taiji, Japan, dolphin hunting drive. It was awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010. Directed by Louie Psihoyos, starring Ric O’Barry.

Topics: Animals in the Wild
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Documentary about exotic animals kept as pets, including information about the inadequacy of legal regimes governing this practice and the dangers presented.

Topics: Animals as Companions, Animals in Entertainment
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Topics: Replacement Innovation
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A documentary focusing on both ethical and technological developments around the world regarding the use of animals as food and contemplating a post-meat figure.

Topics: Animals in Agriculture
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Documentary about the work of photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, who has traveled the world photographing animals held in conditions of cruelty, captivity and, occasionally, kindness. Directed by Liz...

Topics: Art, Attitudes and Activism
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Documentary about a pig farmer who turns his back on animal agriculture.

Topics: Animals in Agriculture
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A documentary about an animal activist who has devoted himself to opposing MarineLand, a Canadian aquatic theme park.

Topics: Attitudes and Activism, Aquatic Animals
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