Apted Speaking for ‘Animals on Show’
Posted November 1, 2009 8:52 pm by fantasia_kitty
From Scoop.co.nz: Award-winning director Michael Apted will take part in a free education lecture at Auckland Museum this Saturday in conjunction with the release of “Animals on Show,” a smart new education resource that explores and critically analyses the use of animals in entertainment. Michael Apted, one of the world’s most respected film directors, will offer a rare insight into how filmmakers contribute to meaningful learning experiences and bring social justice issues to the fore. Apted spent two months with gorillas in the wild in Rwanda while filming Gorillas in the Mist in 1988. Animals on Show draws from a wide variety of films and books including King Kong and Gorillas in the Mist, all of which explore and consider our relationship with wild and captive animals. You can read the full story here.