The Power of Poop

collecting feces

For scientists working in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, studying animals can be an exciting and rewarding challenge. But if they truly want to understand the ecology of the park, they need to really get their hands dirty…collecting and analyzing poop.

Filmmaker: David Murdock

Running Time: 6 mins

Language: English

David Murdock

David Murdock has been producing and directing compelling documentaries on challenging subjects for more than 20 years. His credits include several projects for NOVA and FRONTLINE as well as American Experience, National Geographic, Discovery, and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions. His work includes collaborations with correspondents Lisa Ling, Hedrick Smith, David Pogue, and New Yorker writer William Finnegan. The feature doc Bending the Arc, on which he was a cinematographer and producer, was an official selection at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. He has been nominated three times for Emmy Awards, winning once for the PBS Series, The Mysterious Human Heart. Prior to his broadcast career, Murdock co-ran a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching documentary production to students in New York City’s public high school system.