The Private Life of Deer
Video: Making The Private Life of Deer

Producer Kevin Bachar on how the filmmakers of “The Private Life of Deer” tracked and filmed populations of whitetailed deer in the suburbs of New York. “The Private Life of Deer” airs Wednesday, November 27 at 10/9c on PBS (check local listings).

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  • Robert Kennedy

    What if absolution doesn’t come from the number of slaves that are left alive, or the increasing size of the deer population? What if the effect of our “sport” has nothing to do with the short term ecology of an environment that has no possibility of ever again resembling the place where a deer was meant to be? What if what we are doing has more to do with ourselves than the deer? We are learning, though much too slowly, that our “underlings” in the living world are closer to us than we have previously thought. And, if 95% of the life that the planet has ever known is now extinct, perhaps our time here is not a numbers game at all, but merely a chance to appreciate it for the wonderful creation that it is. If so, why don’t we act like it?

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