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Filmmaker Eric Daniel Metzgar talks to George Amato, director of conservation genetics at the American Museum of Natural History, about turtle conservation.

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A turtle conservationist talks about the extinction of endangered species.

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Conservationist Richard Ogust shares his Manhattan loft with 1,200 turtles.

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Metzgar explains what makes his subject, turtle conservationist Richard Ogust, worth observing for a documentary filmmaker.


One man tries to rescue endangered turtles by sharing his Manhattan loft with 1,200 turtles.

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A piece of music helps the filmmaker find the "feel" of the film.

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The percussive energy of the music lifts the mood and re-energizes the film.

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The film's composer creates a soundtrack that matches the urgency of the action on screen.

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The intimacy of a scene is underscored by the rhythm of the music on the soundtrack.

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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The Chances of the World Changing

Premiere Date: July 17, 2007

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmakers: Eric Daniel Metzgar, Nell Carden Grey Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Fact Sheet | Press Release | Press Release


Eric Daniel Metzgar
Eric Daniel Metzgar
Nell Carden Grey
Nell Carden Grey

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Critical Acclaim

[An] eccentric and fascinating tale... Ultimately, in this film about an all-consuming obsession, we're gently reminded that change is possible if only someone tries.”

— Florangela Davila, Seattle Times

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