Saturday, 14 March 2015

Animal Planet filmmaker: Wildlife documentaries are often fabricated sensationalism

John Hopton for redOrbit.com – @Johnfinitum

Wildlife documentaries are eye-opening and inspirational, but according to a new confessional from Chris Palmer, distinguished film producer now in residence at American University, the methods they use to evoke those responses in viewers go well beyond artistic license.

How many of our favorite shows and networks have rented animals from game parks and zoos and passed them off as wild, used actors as fake scientists giving interviews, and mistreated animals in order to get ratings? RedOrbit spoke to the author to find out.

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