Unlocking the Cage
Expanding Legal Rights to Animals

Unlocking the Cage - Expanding Legal Rights to Animals
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Our films, such as Don't Look Back with Bob Dylan and The War Room on Clinton’s first presidential campaign, are known for following exceptionally talented and passionate people who have devoted their lives to a particular pursuit. For the past four years, we have watched Steve pursue his ...Read more

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