Panda Moonwalk or Why Meng Meng Walks Backwards

| Panda Moonwalk or Why Meng Meng Walks Backwards

Since 2017 the Giant Panda Bears Meng Meng and Jiao Qing were hired out to the Berlin Zoo from China to attract more visitors and to therefore increase profit. Unfortunately for the Berlin Zoo this advertising campaign did not work out as planned – in fact it worked backwards. Meng Meng, the female Panda will only walk backwards – probably protesting the fact that she is kept in captivity and in a totally different continent from her origins. But instead of rethinking the problematic concepts of zoos in general, international media is taking on a different debate: blaming Meng Meng’s behavior on the fact that she has not bred yet and is just looking for attention.

  • Duration: 8 Min.
  • Countries: Germany
  • Languages: Chinese, German, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Production year: 2018

  • Director: Kerstin Honeit
  • Sound: Jochen Jezussek
  • Music: Mieko Mieko Suzuki