Unlocking the Cage

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Unlocking the Cage
Unlocking the Cage poster.jpg
Directed by Chris Hegedus
D.A. Pennebaker
Starring Steven Wise
Music by James Lavino
Release date
  • January 25, 2016 (2016-01-25) (Sundance)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Unlocking the Cage is a 2016 American documentary film by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus about the work of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) and lawyer Steven Wise's efforts to achieve legal rights for nonhuman animals.

The Guardian called it an "exemplary animal rights documentary", and that it "presents some fascinating legal and ethical issues".[1] Variety called it "tiresome".[2]


  1. ^ "Unlocking the Cage review – exemplary animal rights documentary | Film | The Guardian". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  2. ^ Peter Debruge. "‘Unlocking the Cage’ Review: Legal Battle Shows Animals Are People Too | Variety". variety.com. Retrieved 2016-09-09.

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