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Unlocking the Cage

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Documentary Drama 
Rated: 16+20161h 30mOn: HBO MAX HBO Kanopy Tags: Female Director Country: America

Renowned filmmakers D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus follow determined animal rights activist Steven Wise into the courtroom for an unprecedented battle that seeks to utilize the writ of habeas corpus to expand legal “personhood” to include certain animals. Wise’s unusual plaintiffs—chimpanzees Tommy and Kiko, once famed showbiz stars—are now living in filth, struggling to survive. Wise and his impassioned legal team take us into the field, revealing gripping evidence of such abuse and plunging us into the intricacies of their case as they probe preconceived notions of what it means to be a non-human animal.Unlocking the Cage is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming on HBO, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and 1 other. It's a documentary and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (365 votes) and was well received by critics.

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#13,162 Ranked Movie

#59 Ranked in News Movies

#533 Ranked in Movies on HBO

#1047 Ranked in Female Director Movies

Unlocking the Cage has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (365 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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