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Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is a collection of films about animals and people's often complicated relationships with them. Ranging from beloved service dogs (BUDDY and TO BE OF SERVICE) to the lives of farm animals (BESTIAIRE and OUR DAILY BREAD), these films show many facets of how people and animals interact on a daily basis.

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Animal Kingdom
  • Rodents of Unusual Size

    Directed by Chris Metzler, Quinn Costello, Jeff Springer • Documentary • 2017 • 71 minutes

    Hard-headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn’t know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat — hordes of monstrous, 20-pound swamp rats. Known as “n...

  • No Fear No Favor

    Directed by Mirra Bank • Documentary • 2020 • 66 minutes

    Shot over two years in Zambia's Kafue National Park--one of the largest intact wilderness areas in the world--as well as in Kenya and Namibia, NO FEAR NO FAVOR illuminates the wrenching choices faced by impoverished Africans who live where...

  • Fishing: In the Sea of Greed

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1998 • 42 minutes

    Traditional fishing communities around the world are under threat of mass displacement by the industrial fishing practices of gigantic factory ships. Private capital, with the aid of international lending agencies, have embarked on a...

  • Lobster War

    Directed by David Abel • Documentary • 2019 • 74 minutes

    LOBSTER WAR is an award-winning feature documentary about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as t...

  • Chris Marker's Bestiary: Cat Listening to Music

    Directed by Chris Marker • Documentary • 1994 • 3 minutes

    Marker fans are familiar with the cartoon representation of Guillaume-en-Egypte, Marker's beloved pet cat, which has become the reclusive filmmaker's alter ego. In this charming short, Marker reveals the real-life Guillaume, stretched out...

  • Entangled

    Directed by David Abel • Documentary • 2021 • 75 minutes

    ENTANGLED chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how the National Marine Fisheries Service has struggled to balance the vying interests.

    The...

  • The Animals Film

    Directed by Victor Schonfeld & Myriam Alaux • Documentary • With Julie Christie, Richard Ryder, Roger Ulrich, Lord Houghton, Peter Singer • 1981 • 136 minutes

    Documentary about the abuse of animals in factory farming, sport and research. Made over a period of two years in Britain and the U.S., i...

  • Bestiaire

    Directed by Denis Côté • Documentary • 2012 • 72 minutes

    Fascinating and beguiling, BESTIAIRE is Denis Côté's mesmerizing meditation on the relationship between man and beast. This strikingly beautiful film about looking-starts with a group of art students attempting to sketch an animal-that blu...

  • Animal Machine

    Directed by Bernard Block • Documentary • 2015 • 52 minutes

    Since the 19th century, the fate of cows has been tied to new methods and progress in animal science.

    Genetics and new ways of rearing animals have accelerated bovine biological transformation and manipulation. These are no longer the ...

  • The Whalers

    Directed by Mario Ruspoli • Documentary • 1958 • 25 minutes

    A vanguard short that displays the range of Mario Ruspoli’s insatiable curiosity and the depth of his talents: The Whalers, an influential portrait of the last whale fishermen, living in the Azores, to work with harpoons.

  • Milking the Rhino

    Directed by David E. Simpson • Documentary • With None listed on IMDB • 2008 • 83 minutes

    A ferocious kill on the Serengeti… dire warnings about endangered species… These clichés of nature documentaries ignore a key feature of the landscape: villagers just off-camera, who navigate the dangers an...

  • Three Cheers for the Whale

    Directed by Chris Marker & Mario Ruspoli • Documentary • 1972 • 17 minutes

    Chronicles the history of mankind's relationship with the largest and most majestic of marine mammals, and graphically exposes their slaughter by the fishing industry.

    Chris Marker's co-director, Mario Ruspoli (1925-1986...

  • To Be of Service

    Directed by Josh Aronson • Documentary • With Greg Kolodziejczyk and Valor, Thomas Flood and Mako, Phil Bauer and Champ, Sylvia Bowersox and Timothy, Brandon Lewis and Boothe • 2019 • 88 minutes

    From Academy Award nominated Josh Aronson, and featuring a new song from Jon Bon Jovi, "To Be Of Serv...

  • Buddy

    Directed by Heddy Honigmann • Documentary • 2018 • 86 minutes

    In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characterist...

  • Rabbit a la Berlin

    Directed by Bartek Konopka & Piotr Roslowski • Documentary • 2009 • 39 minutes

    RABBIT A LA BERLIN is the 2010 Academy Award-nominated story of thousands of wild rabbits which lived in the Death Zone of the Berlin Wall. This is the first film showing the story of the Wall and the reunification of...

  • Space Dogs

    Directed by Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter • Documentary • 2020 • 91 minutes

    Laika, a stray dog picked up by the Soviet space program on the streets of Moscow, became the first living being to orbit the earth when she was launched into space on Sputnik 2. Although Laika would not survive the journ...

  • Facing The Storm

    Directed by Drury Gunn Carr, Doug Hawes-Davis • Documentary • 2010 • 78 minutes

    FACING THE STORM is the epic account of our tempestuous relationship with the iconic symbol of wild America. It explores the visionary quest to protect and restore bison and details the inextricable relationship of t...

  • Hedgehog's Home

    Directed by Eva Cvijanovic • Animation • 2017 • 10 minutes

    In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog's unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog's home an...

  • Our Daily Bread

    Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2005 • 92 minutes

    OUR DAILY BREAD reveals the little-known world of high-tech agriculture. In a series of visually stunning, continuously tracking, wide-screen images that seem right out of a science-fiction movie, we see the places where food is c...

  • What's For Dinner?

    Directed by Jian Yi • Documentary • 2013 • 29 minutes

    Meat is now central to billions of people's daily meals. The environmental, climate, public health, ethical, and human impacts are enormous and remain largely undocumented. 'What's For Dinner?' explores this terrain in fast-globalizing China ...

  • Tokyo Waka

    Directed by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson • Documentary • 2013 • 63 minutes

    Tokyo is a digital metropolis and wellspring of spectacular pop culture, its commercial crossroads carpeted with people day and night. Above them, watching from perches on buildings and power lines, are more than 20...

  • The Point of Least Resistance

    Directed by Peter Fischli & David Weiss • Drama • 1981 • 29 minutes

    THE POINT OF LEAST RESISTANCE is Fischli and Weiss' first film together. A rat and a bear are out to make a lot of money in the Los Angeles art world. So when they find a corpse in a gallery, hoping it will be the means to enter...