Apted Speaking for ‘Animals on Show’

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.

10 Responses

  1. Narnia Lover says:

    Alsome! That would be so cool to go to!

  2. Me Sa U Sa says:

    Cool I am secand! =D Anyway pretty cool.

  3. Lucille Brown says:

    That's interesting.

  4. que padre pero el final de la pelicula que o como bye

  5. Fire Fairy says:

    This is very interesting. Is it concerning real live animals that are in entertainment? I wonder what sort of things they'll be addressing concerning this issue. Will they look at the humanity of using animals in entertainment? Definitely something to look into…

  6. pixiedust says:

    think i'll go!!

  7. Peepicheep says:

    I wish I could go! 🙁

  8. NarnianElf says:

    Cool! I love animals! I wish I could go! That is really cool. Now I wanna see the movie 'Gorilla's in the mist.'Where is Auckland? Can anybody tell me where that is?