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Unlocking the Cage

Unlocking the Cage is a movie starring Steven M. Wise. Between 2013 and 2015, a group of nonprofit attorneys seek nonhuman clients for whom they can advocate in two U.S. territories, in order to establish legal personhood for...

Other Titles
Öppna burarna!, L'avocat des chimpanzés, Raus aus dem Käfig - Der Kampf des Steve Wise
Running Time
1 hours 31 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
News, Documentary, Drama, History
Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
Steven M. Wise
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans, by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a 'thing' with no rights to a 'person' with legal protections.

Comments about news «Unlocking the Cage» (15)

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Nicholas Baker

I have seen this documentary many times and still find it enlightening. It really is a must see. I am not going to waste any more time with the technical aspects of this documentary. I do however want to say that I think this documentary is an excellent example of how some people may be able to be affected by something so rare and that is the personal connection between two people. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in learning more about the dangers of smoking. I have also seen the movie "Lights Out" and was really impressed by the story of how a girl is able to connect with the person she is meant to be with and to be able to say "I love you" to her father. I hope to see more documentaries like this one.

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Nancy H.

A lot of us have our own life stories that are so much more than the sum of the parts. It is not the sum of the parts that is important, it is the whole that makes the difference. This is a great film that shows the journey of a single mother in a town that has a high suicide rate, and the life of a mother with her children. I am very proud of the director and the cast who have created a documentary that will be remembered for years to come. This is a film that will be remembered for generations. I was not familiar with the story of this town before I watched this film, but I was very impressed by it. I hope that this film is shown in more schools around the country. I hope it is shown on the big screen and that it will be shown in every school.

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Tyler Wade

I'm not going to write a spoiler review, but I have to say that I think the ending is a little hard to digest. I would have liked to see more information on the director's motives, and I think it would have made a more interesting movie. The documentary is worth watching for its insights, but not for the story itself. I am not a big fan of documentaries, but I really liked this one. The director does an excellent job of showing the side of the political system that most people don't know about. The documentary is very well-made, and it's very interesting to see how the political system works. I think the documentary is a must-see for anyone interested in the topic.

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I am not a big fan of Stephen Fry, I have never seen his TV show or read his novels. I am not a huge fan of the music in the film, I am not a fan of British cinema. I am not a big fan of the "action" films, and I have never seen "The Hunger Games". This film is a different kettle of fish. I was very impressed with the amount of time and effort that went into this film. I am not a fan of "hype" but I am a fan of detail. The film was very well thought out, it was an excellent tribute to the works of Shakespeare and to the period. The acting was good, the directing was excellent. I would recommend this film to anyone who is not a fan of British cinema, and is interested in Shakespeare. I think that it would be very interesting to see how this film would play on the big screen. I think that the performances were very well done and very well acted, and I think that the film is very well done. I would give this film a 9 out of 10, I would definitely see it again, and I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in Shakespeare.

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Brittany H.

I just watched this film last night and I really enjoyed it. It was well made, well researched and it was very well made. The interview with the President was the most fascinating. I had the chance to meet the President himself and he was very nice and down to earth. I hope to see more documentaries like this. There was some political bias but I'm not sure what. The documentary focused on the roles of the various actors and actresses. I thought the interviews with the President and others were excellent. I really liked the fact that the President did not come across as a very political person. He seemed to be very well spoken and serious. He was the only person who seemed to be interested in the topic of the film. I also thought that the President was very gracious and did not appear to be trying to be the center of attention. I think this is a very good documentary and I would recommend it to everyone.

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Gloria H.

I am so glad to have this film on DVD! I read some reviews that it was not the best film and some said it was "just a documentary" but I can't disagree with those reviewers. This is a film about something that affects all of us, the consequences of being on the wrong side of history. I was fascinated by the footage and was inspired to learn more about it. It is an excellent film, I recommend it highly.

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Sara W.

I have a friend who has always wanted to know more about the mysteries of life, and this documentary answers many questions. We had a wonderful discussion after watching this film, and I can't wait to watch it again with my friend.

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I saw this movie in October 2013, and I have to say, I was not disappointed. I expected a lot more from this film, especially since it is directed by Peter Jackson. I would have liked to have seen more about the subject of the movie, but that is really not a reason for not watching the movie. I really enjoyed this movie. It was very entertaining and the actors and the director did a fantastic job in creating a very realistic, but still very realistic, movie. The movie is a combination of the truth and the movie-making. It is a mixture of real life and the movie-making. I would say this movie is for all ages, but definitely not for younger children. I believe that this movie was great for a movie-goer because you could really see the details and you could understand the feeling of the story. I would say that this movie is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes documentaries, or any kind of movie. I really enjoyed this movie and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. I am looking forward to the second part of the movie and the third part of the movie.

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Mildred F.

I was surprised by the positive reception this documentary got, and I think the overwhelming reaction was due to the subjects' obvious and often painful personal struggles. As a documentary it's very engaging, but the subjects' personal stories are so intense that it's difficult to forget. As a personal experience, the film was definitely very rewarding. The subjects are all very intelligent and articulate, and the film shows a range of their perspectives and opinions. I was also pleasantly surprised that the film is in English, which I think is a big plus. If you're a documentary fan, you should definitely check it out.

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Alexander Pena

An essential documentary about the struggle of a group of people in a remote village in the Amazon in South America. The film follows a group of men who are part of the ETA movement in the 1980s, but who have recently been forced out of the organization due to internal strife and their inability to find any other group to join. The film is made by a journalist who has been following the movement for years, and it is clear that the director has a very good eye for details. He has been very careful to avoid scenes that would have been inappropriate for a documentary, and the documentary is made with great care, and the viewer can really feel the turmoil and uncertainty of the men as they are forced to leave the organization. The film is very well made and shows the hardship of the men and the struggle they are facing in their attempts to find a new group. I found it very interesting and very well done, and I am sure that the director has done a great job of putting together a documentary that is both realistic and educational.

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Edward F.

The concept of this film is good. The execution is not. This movie would be a good way to get a person to think about the situation of the world. Unfortunately, the movie is extremely boring and has very little to do with the subject of the movie. It is basically a video game of a movie. It is very obvious that the director of this film is not interested in the subject of the movie, and is not very knowledgeable about it. It is not a very good movie. I would give it a 3 out of 10. It is not worth the time to watch it.

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Rachel P.

A lot of what makes this film unique is the fact that it's completely independent of Hollywood, but it's also true that the film is very true to life. It tells the story of the struggles of an elderly, black man in Mississippi during the civil rights movement, and the reasons why he feels like he has been forgotten. The film focuses on the man's struggles to be recognized as an equal to his white counterparts, and his attempts to gain recognition for his "blackness." The man has spent his life in the shadows, so when he is finally recognized as an equal, he is able to finally feel that he is worth something. And when he finally is able to be treated as an equal, he feels like a true human being. As the film ends, he is able to stand in the presence of the world and say, "I am an equal!" I was very moved by this film. It's very real and the man's struggle is a part of our world today. I'm sure many people will find this film offensive, but I think it's important to know that this film is accurate, and that it is important to understand the struggles of black people in the South in the '60s.

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Angela Soto

When I heard about this documentary, I thought it was going to be about a bunch of angry men in a field, but instead it was about a group of men who work together to do something about the problems they face. It is quite an eye opening film, showing the way these men feel, how they work together and how they can help each other. It is quite a good film, and I hope it gets more exposure.

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Justin W.

A well-made documentary that should be viewed by all who care about the American dream. The film is not a "hollywood" documentary. It is not "made for the masses" - it is a story told with real life people and real life facts. This film shows that America is truly a land of opportunity for all. It also shows that there are many who can't get a fair shake in life. It shows that there are many who are working hard to get ahead but still fall short. It shows that the American Dream is possible and there is a lot of hope and opportunity for all. It is a story of the American Dream, but also a story of the American Dream, of the American Dream and of the American Dream.

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Howard S.

I am a very avid music lover and I am fascinated by the music of The Beatles and the whole hippie movement in the early 70's. I was really looking forward to this film, but when I saw the title and the cover of the DVD, I was worried. I was very disappointed. I was also disappointed that I was not able to find a lot of information about this subject, or that there were so many people who would talk about this subject in such a way. I also think that this film should have been called "the awakening" and not "the awakening." I was disappointed that I could not find much information on the subject, and I was also disappointed that the information that was available was not very accurate. I think that the information that is available is a little too "familiar" to be a complete description of the subject. However, if you want to learn more about the subject, and you are a very active person who is interested in music, I think that this is a great film. It is well worth seeing.