How does the other fifth live? The rat population of NYC is about 25% of the human population. We see glimpses of them in the subway and in the dumpsters, but we’d like to see a real, respectful documentary or docu-series that gets into the spirit of this resilient critter.
New technology gives us ways to document and follow rats without needing to interfere with them. [Dronez.] What can we reveal about the lives of rats in one of the most iconic cities in the world?
Morgan Spurlock has a stylized, horror-esque documentary about rats, but there aren’t any well-made docs that give them the respect they deserve. The best rat documentary so far is Ratatouille, but one of the rats is a chef. Do I look like a joke to you? Is this a joke?
At least 2 hours of unique, non-overlapping footage of rats
Substantive, informative narration about their lives
No excessive, sensational grossness
No B.S. kitschy effects
David Attenborough or Morgan Freeman narrates