Unlocking the Cage Movie

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Who's Involved:

Chris Hegedus, DA Pennebaker

Release Date:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (Limited)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights, Steve and his legal team are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections. Unlocking the Cage captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve’s impassioned arguments. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man’s lifelong quest to protect “nonhuman” animals.

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  1. April 2016: The film was in Completed status.

Unlocking the Cage Release Date: When was the film released?

Unlocking the Cage was released in 2016 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (Limited release).

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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