brings you this special screening of Cobby
on Wednesday 3rd April, 7:00 pm
at Palace Cinemas Nova Eastend, SA!
Make sure you arrive half an hour early because the film will start at 7:00pm sharp and stick around after the credits for a special Q&A with the film makers!
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This documentary explores Cobby’s Hobbies, a 1960’s childrens TV program featuring Cobby, a chimpanzee which becomes the catalyst for the film.
We meet people that made the show, zoo friends, zoo keepers and animal rights activists that piece together a story of an animal that was stolen from his natural habitat to work on TV before being retired into the San Francisco zoo at age 7. Cobby had it lucky – most chimps in entertainment suffered horrifically, becoming research animals or caged in roadside zoos. This documentary examines how we perceive animals in entertainment and how we address their plight now.