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The elephant in the living room.

Webber, Michael, 1970- (Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Film editor). Brumfield, Terry. (Interviewee). Harrison, Tim, 1956- (Producer, Interviewee). Adkins, John R. (Producer). Morgan, Mark. (Producer). Russo, David E. (Composer). Directed by Michael Webber. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 96 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : GRAVITAS VENTURES : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Michael Webber.
Participant or Performer Note: Interviewees, Terry W. Brumfield, Tim Harrison.
Summary, etc.: Praised by critics as one of the best films of the year, The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers deep inside the controversial subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets. Set against the backdrop of a heated national debate, director Michael Webber chronicles the extraordinary journey of two men at the heart of the issue - Tim Harrison, a police officer whose friend was killed by an exotic pet; and Terry Brumfield, a big-hearted man who struggles to raise two African lions. In the first of many unexpected twists, the lives of these two men collide when Terry's male lion escapes its pen and is found attacking cars on a nearby highway. Winner of 5 Best Documentary Awards, the film exposes the shocking reality behind this multi-billion dollar industry with stunning photography, inspiring storytelling and unprecedented access to a world rarely seen, right in our backyard.
Target Audience Note: Rated PG.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Wild animals as pets > United States.
Lions as pets > United States.
Exotic animals > United States.
Exotic animal owners > United States.
Brumfield, Terry.
Harrison, Tim, 1956-
Pet industry > United States.

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