Me @the Zoo
Directed by Chris Moukarbel, Valerie Veatch • Produced by Nicholas Shumaker and Jack Turner
ME @THE ZOO tells the story of Chris Crocker, a video blogger from a small town in Tennessee. Crocker is part of the first generation of kids raised on the Internet, coming of age under constant self-surveillance. His online videos, including the infamous YouTube declaration “Leave Britney Alone!”—have been viewed hundreds of millions of times and have created a worldwide phenomenon. This portrait weaves a tapestry of Internet media with reactions from Crocker fans and haters to examine a new controversial kind of fame: the Internet folk hero.