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Chances of the World Changing
     

The Chances of the World Changing

Cast: Eric Daniel Metzgar, Richard Ogust

 
Eric Daniel Metzgar's human interest documentary The Chances of the World Changing hones in on the eccentric Richard Ogust, a former writer whose towering obsession with rescuing various species of turtle has consumed his life. Ogust spent years amassing literally hundreds of turtles - including many rare and endangered species purchased from food markets in

Overview

Eric Daniel Metzgar's human interest documentary The Chances of the World Changing hones in on the eccentric Richard Ogust, a former writer whose towering obsession with rescuing various species of turtle has consumed his life. Ogust spent years amassing literally hundreds of turtles - including many rare and endangered species purchased from food markets in the Asian tigers - which he housed and cared for in his New York City apartment. In time, he counted over 1,600 turtles. Intrigued by Ogust's story, Metzgar filmed him over the course of two years, a period that saw Ogust's difficulties mounting; his turtle population ballooned, and he thus found it necessary to rent a New Jersey warehouse to ultimately function as a terrarium. Meanwhile, the New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife began to file various charges against Ogust, for (among other accusations) poor care of the turtles. Yet Ogust continued to import the animals at the expense of his own personal well-being. Metzgar sheds light on the value of Ogust's mission, its inherent difficulties, and the preservationist's sad inability to solicit help from outside parties as turtle populations decline.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2009
UPC:
0767685985632
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
89,664

Special Features

Interview with director Eric Daniel Metzgar; Music video: Faun Fables; Filmmaker biographies

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Chances of the World Changing
1. Opening [5:47]
2. Creating Assurance Colonies [6:10]
3. The Conference [15:59]
4. Revitalizing the Project [4:29]
5. Between Procedure and Passion [7:42]
6. At the Crosshairs [:00]
7. The Last Straw [12:11]
8. Separting the Collection [11:12]
9. "Thinks Like Noah" [6:59]
10. "Live Old" [14:50]
11. Final Reflections [5:43]
12. Credits [5:22]

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