Films about our relationship with the animal world are the focus of today’s DOC NYC spotlight:
Director: Chico Pereira
A 73-year-old Spanish man dreams of walking the Trail of Tears with his donkey and his dog – but getting to America from Spain presents a challenge.
Director: Christopher Quinn
Based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer and produced and narrated by Natalie Portman, this unflinching exposé looks at the devastating costs of our dietary choices.
RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE
Directors: Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer
This quirky film follows bounty hunters and other colorful Gulf residents as they try to defend Louisiana from the invasive giant swamp rat known as the nutria.
SAMANTHA’S AMAZING ACROCATS
Director: Jacob Feiring
A woman pins her dreams of stardom on a traveling cat circus, but how long can she hold on as debt mounts and success seems elusive?
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