The Chances of the World Changing

NEW DOCS

What began as a desire to help save endangered turtles becomes an all-consuming passion for New Yorker Richard Ogust, who eventually shares his apartment with 1,200 rare specimens of tortoises from around the globe. Forced to a personal and financial breaking point because of his desire to help, Ogust must now try to find a way to rebuild his shattered life and ensure the survival of his precious charges, two ventures whose chances of success, Ogust muses, are as low as those mentioned in the title. Luminous cinematography informs this look at a man whose devotion to nature has effectively taken him out of the world.  JH

Director

Eric Daniel Metzgar

Producer

Eric Daniel Metzgar, Nell Carden Grey

Release Year

2005

Festival Year

2006

Country

United States

Run Time

99 minutes

Premiere

World Premiere