Yesterday evening I took part in a panel following screening of "Unlocking the cage" at Vega scene during the documentary film festival "Human rights, human wrongs" (Feb 24 - march 1). The event was titled "Nesten et menneske?" (Almost a human?) and focused on chimpanzees and other cognitively complex animals and whether these should have (more) legal rights. The panel also featured activist Siri Martinsen (leader of NOAH) and Alf Butenschøn Skre (senior advisor at Norwegian National Human Rights Institution - ENNHRI), and was chaired by journalist Anne Håskoll-Haugen. The event further featured author Alfred Fidjestøl presenting his book about the Norwegian chimpanzee Julius. Up to 50 people attended.