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UNLOCKING THE CAGE - Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
E Street Cinema
Washington DC, DC
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Wednesday, August 31
7:00 p.m.

***Tickets will be available for purchase at the door***

UNLOCKING THE CAGE (US, 2016, 91 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere
Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections. Using writs of habeas corpus (historically used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment), Steve argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State. Unlocking the Cage captures a monumental shift in our culture and takes an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system. Directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker.

Discussion with Natalie Prosin, Former Executive Director, Nonhuman Rights Project and Monica Miller, Attorney, Nonhuman Rights Project senior counsel, follows screening.

Tickets, $10. Reservations required.
***Tickets will be available for purchase at the door***
E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro)
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E Street Cinema (View)
555 11th ST. NW
Washington DC, DC 20004-1300
United States



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