See the Keepers: Inside the ZooHD Closed Captioning
Sara Kaye Larson & Joann Self Selvidge
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About the Movie
See the Keepers is a documentary portrait of the personalities and work of zookeepers shot with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the Memphis Zoo. The film is a bittersweet, nonjudgmental look at what it means to find a place for yourself, working a job that you love. The Keepers follows four different zookeepers and takes viewers behind the scenes, into zoo areas that are forbidden to the general public. In addition to learning more about these fascinating people, you will meet the big cats, giraffes, penguins, snakes, and Komodo dragons up close, on the other side of the zoo exhibits. The main animal character is Kofi, a five-year-old male giraffe who has not been on exhibit for the past three years. Kofi's story illustrates the complexity of caring for animals in captivity and shows the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them. The film is produced and directed by two Memphians, Sara Kaye Larson and Joann Self Selvidge, and shot entirely at the Memphis Zoo. It is an exclusively Memphis story with universal appeal, telling the larger stories of our relationships to work and animals.
You should totally "See the Keepers"
Awesome film about what actually happens behind the scenes at a zoo. Filled with great characters and super cute animals :)
A new favorite
I absolutely loved the opportunity to see into the inner working of the zoo. A well made and thoroughly entertaining documentary.
A gem among Memphis!!
I was fortunate to see this movie during a screening and it did not disappoint! I've always enjoyed the Memphis zoo; however, the Keepers takes us to a new level by following the animal caretakers and giving us a glimpse into their daily lives. You get a glimpse of the daily grind of animal care taking and, more importantly you learn about the individual keepers and their hopes and dreams. The quirky and beloved cast of characters come alive in this documentary and make you root for the animals....and the people who love them. SEE THE KEEPERS!