The documentary was made by first time filmmakers Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch.
Me at the Zoo is an intimate look at a controversial young video blogger, regarded by millions as the Internet’s first rebel folk hero.
Chris Crocker was bullied out of school in the 8th grade and was, by his account, raised on the Internet. Crocker’s online videos have been viewed over 270 million times to date. He is arguably the first internet celebrity to cross over into mainstream media and is part of the first wave of young people coming into adulthood under constant self-surveillance.
In 2007 Crocker made the infamous YouTube video declaration “Leave Britney Alone!”. At that time, all media outlets had photographers glued to Britney Spear’s every move. Photos of the young pop star were being sold for upward of a quarter million dollars. Her very public breakdown was the moment when Chris Crocker’s fate intersected with his icon; Crocker offered an emotionally raw video defense of his pop idol and became a whipping boy in mainstream media. To this day his name calls to question the authenticity of that video
This unconventional documentary excavates a personal story that is written on the Internet. It follows a line through Chris Crocker’s public videos, response videos and the echo chamber of fans, friends and haters.
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