Me at the Zoo (2012 film)

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Me at the Zoo (stylized as ME @ THE ZOO) is a 2012 documentary film directed by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch and starring Chris Crocker.[1] Me at the Zoo takes a look at the young video blogger[2] from a small town in Tennessee.[1] The documentary delves into the life of Chris Crocker who was made famous on the internet through numerous public videos, notably his video "Leave Britney Alone", which garnered mainstream media attention.[2] The film also explores how video sharing and social media have shaped the way people share their stories and go about their lives.[3] On January 17, 2012, HBO Documentary Films secured the US broadcasting rights to the film.[3][4] It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2012[5] and on HBO on June 25, 2012.[6]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byChris Moukarbel
Valerie Veatch
Produced byChris Moukarbel
Valerie Veatch
Written byChris Moukarbel
Valerie Veatch
StarringChris Crocker
Release date
  • January 21, 2012 (2012-01-21) (Sundance)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


  1. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (June 24, 2012). "Watching Others Watching Me, or Reflection in the YouTube Age". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "About - Me At The Zoo". Archived from the original on January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Peter Knegt (January 17, 2012). "HBO Buys Sundance Doc 'Me @the Zoo' - Filmmaker, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews - Indiewire". indieWire. Snagfilms. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "HBO PICKS UP CHRIS CROCKER DOCUMENTARY 'ME @ THE ZOO' - YouTube". Chris Crocker. YouTube. January 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "ME @ THE ZOO - Online Film Guide - Sundance Institute". Sundance Institute. Archived from the original on May 4, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  6. ^ Adam Baran (March 2012). "V Magazine / Piece of Me". V. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2012.

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