Ming of Harlem

2014, 70 minutes

An experimental documentary about human-animal relationship.

Ming, Al and Antoine Yates cohabited a high-rise NYCHA housing at Drew Hamilton Apartments, Harlem for five years until 2003, when news of their dwelling caused a public outcry and collective outpouring of disbelief. Discovering that Ming was a 500lb Tiger, Al a 7ft Alligator, the story took on an astonishing dimension.

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