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Directed by Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alexander Lewis

Produced by Rebecca Stern, Justin Levy

USA, 2020

12 min

Snowy, a four-inch-long pet turtle, has lived an isolated life in the family basement. With help from a team of experts and his caretaker, Uncle Larry, we ask: Can Snowy be happy, and what would it take?

It’s so rare to see a fun, uplifting documentary, but Snowy is just that! In Snowy, filmmakers Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje explore whether or not their uncle’s 10 year old turtle is happy, even traveling to other countries to interview turtle experts! What starts out as a simple question leads to much larger answers. So what do you think? Can turtles experience happiness?

— Jillian Corsie, Programmer

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