Chances of the World Changing


The Chances of the World Changing

  • USA
  • 99
  • STC

Richard Ogust was featured all over the news when filmmaker Eric Metzgar decided to join him on his quest. Ogust had abandoned his writing career to shelter over 1600 endangered species of turtles in his Manhattan apartment. But this is only the beginning. Evicted from his apartment, Ogust must secure funding and a location for an institute dedicated to his animals. Time is running out, and if Ogust can’t build the institute he will have to find another home for the turtles. Isolated and exhausted, Ogust’s strength, dedication and determination are his only companions; he is isolated, fearful and he questions his decision to dedicate the better part of his life to this cause. It is this struggle that is so brilliantly and thoughtfully realized, thus making The Chances of the World Changing exceptionally beautiful storytelling. It is a film not just about one man’s conservation mission, but about the idea that our efforts and what they represent, as opposed to the results, may be all we have to effect change. Shannon Abel Co-presented with Planet in Focus In Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival.

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