Streetfilms: The Search for the Zozo
As New York history buffs can tell you, until the early part of the 20th century, the city was prime habitat for Zozos — large, furry, innocent
purple creatures that freely roamed the streets, mingling with people and enjoying the public realm.
But after the advent of the automobile their numbers slowly dwindled. By the 1930s, sightings became rare and they were thought to have gone
Now, thanks to a burgeoning livable streets movement and a marked improvement in the city’s public spaces,
Zozo sightings are again being reported. World-renowned crypto-zoologist
Donald Druthers convinced Streetfilms to document the facts — and yes, we now believe that Zozos could be making a comeback! See the evidence for
Presenting our long-awaited mockumentary "The Search for the Zozo," featuring many of New York’s livable streets luminaries. You’ll hear urban historian Kenneth T. Jackson of Columbia University describe the Zozo’s storied past. You’ll get the lowdown on Zozo sightings and Zozo-inspired stories from Colin
"No Impact Man" Beavan, restaurateur Florent Morellet, livable streets advocate Mary Beth Kelly, author Tom Vanderbilt, and a slew of others working to make streets safer and more livable.
And if you see a Zozo? Let us know in comments, or dial 555-ZOZO. You can also check out our website WhereistheZozo? for the latest in sightings and news.