Law School film club, Reel Law, screening of documentary 'Unlocking the Cage', 28 January 2020

Leicester Law School screening of documentary on animal rights
Law School film club, Reel Law, screening of documentary 'Unlocking the Cage', 28 January 2020

Reel Law film screening poster of Unlocking the Cage

Reel Law, in conjunction with Animal Law, is delighted to screen Unlocking the Cage, the final film from Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker. Described by The Guardian as an exemplary animal rights documentary which presents fascinating legal and ethical issues, the film focuses on the work of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) and lawyer Steven Wise's efforts to achieve legal rights for nonhuman animals.

Unlocking the Cage will appeal to anyone interested in human rights, animal rights, the operation of legal systems and the possibilities and limits of law and legal action.


Date and time: 6.00pm, Tuesday 28 January 2020
Location: Attenborough Film Theatre 
Film Running Time: 90 minutes
The event is free and open to all

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Leicester Law School lecturer Joe Wills and an informal reception.

Reel Law is a film club established by academic teaching staff and run in collaboration with law students. It screens films relating to all aspects of law and the legislative process, court proceedings, issues of justice and the rule of law and the place of law in society. Reel Law aims to enhance students’ critical engagement with the law through film, engage non-lawyers with legal issues and provide opportunities for students and staff to meet. The Reel Law team: Melissa Bone, Alan Desmond, Ewa Zelazna

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