Monday, 24 November 2008
the construction of wildlife documentaries
This week the CBC program The Fifth Estate is airing a special on wildlife documentaries called "Cruel Camera." Apparently it's a follow-up to an investigative journalism piece from 25 years ago that revealed the staging practices of wildlife and nature docs and the ways in which animals often suffered or died in the process - entertainment and potential financial profits outweighing the well-being of the animals. The premise of the new investigation is to see whether conditions have improved. The program is scheduled to air on November 26 at 9:00pm (Canadian/CBC time).