If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to spend a couple of hours cuddling your pet while getting an emotionally engaging lesson in animal rights, Unlocking the Cage, a compelling and creatively composed documentary from D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, is the perfect film for you.
1. It’s a GREAT Ad for Animal Advocacy.
Unlocking the Cage follows leading animal rights lawyer Steven Wise throughout his mission to defend and improve the rights of animals: chimps, in particular. Wise believes that animals who think, feel, and understand their surroundings in the same way as humans do deserve the same rights as humans possess.
However, it’s not just chimps that deserve more from our legal system! Think: what animal is also smart, emotionally intuitive, and often tragically mistreated? Dogs. This film is an intense, impassioned tale of a man whose sole goal is to save animals he believes deserve equal treatment in the eyes of the law. Unlocking the Cage can inspire any pet parent to fight for the rights of their furry friends!
2. Fight for Furry Freedom!
Of course, the abuse of your pup (or any pup) is something nobody likes to think about, speak about, or acknowledge. Unlocking the Cage sets an extremely vital line of dialogue in motion, concerning a subject that is often seen as taboo: animal abuse. The film considers the similarities and differences of humans and animals in an effort to compare and contrast their rights under the law, and will get any pet parent thinking about the rights of their dog! Just like the chimps in Unlocking the Cage, some dogs may be miserable in inadequate living environments deemed comfortable by their human caretakers!
We care about our furry friends, and Unlocking the Cage will motivate any pet parent to double and triple check that their treatment and housing of their pets are up to code, and get a crucial conversation started.
3. Cuddle Up With Your Pup!
Quality time with your pet is a major part of what qualifies excellent pet parenthood. A couple of hours set aside in the day devoted to pet party-time will strengthen your bond and often provide some much-needed relaxation for both pets and pet parents. Settling down, cuddling up, and watching Unlocking the Cage with your dog is the perfect way to sneak some meaningful quality time with your pup, so pop some popcorn, turn the lights down, get in your blanket cocoons, turn on Unlocking the Cage, and strap in for a cinematic experience you won’t forget!
4. A Spirit Lifter!
Though the subject matter can border on the intense, after watching Unlocking the Cage, your love for animals will only be stronger. The passion for animal rights and love for our furry family that saturates the film will leave you wanting to act, to raise awareness, and most importantly, to give your pup all of the love, care, and legal representation it deserves!
5. The Best of Both Worlds
In the mood for something a little different? Can’t decide what to watch? Does your pup want Law and Order while you want Animal Planet? An epic chronicle of the legal battle between Steven Wise and the legal system that rigidly separates intelligent animals from humans, Unlocking the Cage gives you everything. It’s part courtroom drama, part nature documentary, ALL riveting entertainment and education! No more fighting over the remote!