Original title: Molly Dineen Collection Vol. 2: The Ark
Director: Molly Dineen
UK 1993 | Colour | 240 mins | Documentary
Avaliable on: DVD
Molly Dineen is one of Britain's most acclaimed contemporary documentary filmmakers, known for her intimate and probing portraits of British individuals and institutions, and recipient of numerous accolades, including BAFTA, Grierson and RTS awards for documentary. This is the second of three volumes that bring all of her films to DVD. The Ark (1993): In this series of four films, Dineen reveals the inner workings of London Zoo as the institution is rocked by uncertainty and change. Accompanying the zoo's keepers, managers, and animal inhabitants during a period of profound crisis, the series is a delightful, candid and moving portrait of the passions and pressures at work within this much-loved menagerie. The Ark was BAFTA Award Winner for Best Series (1994); recipient of Prix Europa Special Commendation; Voice of Viewers and Listeners for Best Television Programme (1993); and Indies Documentaries and Feature award (1994).