Have you seen Rabbit Fever? If not, or if you wish you could see it again, you are in luck because Rabbit Fever is newly released in a special limited edition on DVD. And while it is a great introduction to the “secret world of rabbit competition” for newbies and for the experienced rabbit enthusiast alike, it is also offers an interesting peek into competition.
Director Amy Do does an amazingly robust job of following five teenagers on their journey to the National American Rabbit Convention Royalty Competition in pursuit of the ultimate titles – Rabbit King and Rabbit Queen.
Do documents the physical and psychological journeys of these teens as they prepare for and go through the intense competition, and in her footage we are given glimpses of the essence of why each competes and what each hopes to achieve.
In a society that is shying away from youth competition in favor of “everyone is a winner,” Do reveals uncommonly poignant moments of victory and defeat on an individual level through which each competitor’s mettle is tested.
One entertainingly quirky adult competitor is also chronicled as he strives for Best in Show.
Overall, Rabbit Fever is a revealing look at the passion and motivation that drive some to rise above the rest.
Rabbit Fever: A Hare-Raising Story is available through the Rabbit Fever website for a limited time for $20 plus shipping. Each DVD contains a full-color “behind –the-scenes” booklet.