MOVIES FOR CHILDREN
Morning Session 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Schedule subject to changes)
Grounded (7 min)
Karisma (14 min)
Rocket (2 min)
A Purrfect Pair (3 min)
Krake (9 min)
Whale Song (5 min)
The Ambassadors (6 min)
The Adventures of Super Smiley (4 min)
Let's end the session with Megan Blake and her dog Super Smiley from "A Super Smiley Adventure" on Pet Life Radio, who will lead our audience in a Flash Mob Dance about kindness!
Afternoon Session 2:00 pm - closing
(Schedule subject to changes)
2:00 - 3:04
A Second Chance (23 min)
People & Fur (2 min)
Bimbo (3 min)
We are Rhino (21 min)
3:04 - 4:10
The Drill Project (39 min)
Pak Mie: A Muslim Man's Devotion to the Stray Dogs of Malaysia (8 min)
Wolf Mountain (7 min)
4:10 - 5:25
Life with Alex (55 min) Meet the filmmaker!
5:25 - 6:40
Reins (13 min)
Turlock (44 min) Meet the filmmaker!
6:40 - 6:55
6:55 - 9:00
Cheek by Jowl (12 min) Meet the filmmaker!
De Haas in de Marathon (54 min)
Last Day (14 min)
This documentary chronicles the largest animal neglect case in US history where 50,000 chickens used for industrialized egg production were abandoned without food for more than two weeks in cramped wire cages. The film takes viewers inside the nightmarish reality of what these animals endured and their subsequent rescue to freedom.
CHEEK BY JOWL
In Charleston SC, and many other neighboring states, alligators are becoming a larger issue for many communities.
PAK MIE, A MUSLIM MAN'S DEVOTION TO THE STRAY DOGS OF MALAYSIA
Pak Mie or 'uncle Mie' and his wife Mak Intan, have devoted their lives to saving stray dogs and cats in Kedah state, Malaysia. What makes his story so unique, is that they are Muslim Malays. Not only are they battling the government and the local communities, but they are also under great pressure from religious elements, who consider it 'haram' or forbidden to even touch a dog.
WE ARE RHINO
Two rhinos are brutally butchered every day in South Africa -simply to supply Asian demand for illegal horn products. This demand is booming beyond control. For those who love the rhino, extinction is not an option. But what is the right option? Three VERY different people. Three VERY different ideas. One BIG question.
LIFE WITH ALEX
Discover what life is like in the world of the African Grey Parrot Alex, the first animal to be taught to communicate meaningfully in spoken English. 'Life with Alex' has all the wonder of a scientific program and the artistry of a documentary film. Featuring Alex's trainer, the world-renowned Dr. Irene Pepperberg, and Alex's daily caretaker, Arlene Levin. You will be astounded, entertained, and deeply moved.
PEOPLE AND FUR
People keep killing wild animals but don't even consider that those creatures are the same animals and friends as their pets, same souls as their beloved people.
Tonya Littlewolf has rescued wolves all her life. At a sanctuary in the empty California desert, she looks after 14 majestic wolves which have been rescued from breeders. Yet, as she cares for these spiritual creatures, even feeding them mouth-to-mouth, Tonya knows that wolves belong in the wild. WOLF MOUNTAIN is a beautiful portrait of Tonya which goes deep into her spiritual connection with the incredibly serene and misunderstood animals.
When Simon, a ranch hand, finds out that his favorite horse has been sold to his rival, he tries to steal it--a decision that may cost him his life.
On the day a young man plans to kill himself, he has an unexpected encounter on his final walk through his New York City neighborhood. Suddenly, he is presented with an opportunity for change.
A SECOND CHANCE
Combat Medic Blade Anthony is miles away from the battlefield but can't escape its daily effects. Honorably discharged and diagnosed with PTSD, Blade now finds himself lost in civilian life. After applying for a support dog, Blade begins to acknowledge the emotional scars of the war that was left behind and looks to a rescued companion for a second chance at life.
DE HAAS IN DE MARATHON
In October 2002 the first political party worldwide is founded which does not base its policy on human-centric thinking. The Party for the Animals represents a new political movement that values animal welfare and the environment. 'The foundation of The Party for the Animals was received with much skepticism within traditional politics. However, the Party for the Animals quickly appeared to function as a pacer in the marathon', recalls Marianne Thieme - co-founder and party leader.
The Pacer in the Marathon is a documentary on the first ten years of the Party for the Animals. Next to in-depth interviews with the party founders, the film provides an insight into the public reception of this pioneering political movement, within science, politics and media.
EL PROYECTO DEL MONO DRIL (THE DRILL PROJECT)
Threatened with extinction by the illegal bushmeat trade, the Bioko Island drill remains one of the largest and least studied species of monkeys in the world. Belonging to one of Africa's fastest developing nations, their island is home to extraordinary levels of biodiversity including seven species of threatened primates, all sought after by poachers as a delicacy in the bushmeat markets.
Traveling throughout the beautiful rain forests of the island, The Drill project brings incredible images into the homes of the people living on Bioko. Told through a native perspective, the film explores the intricate balance of life within the island's rain forest communities while providing the first ever view into the secret lives of wild drills.
A short experimental documentary about a pilot whale's mental descent performing at the Marineland of the Pacific park in the 60s.
Movies for Children Morning Session: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
KINDNESS - A SUPER SMILEY DOGUMENTARY
Shelter dog, Super Smiley, embarks on a true life quest to find the smartest kids in the Whole World to prove that animals can be teachers! Armed with the infectious charm of a mutt with a super smile, Smiley narrates, shares lessons and climaxes the film with the Cutest Flash Mob in the Whole World - The Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Kindness!
The story of a little baby elephant who sees all the other animals jumping around on the savanna and wants nothing more than to be able to jump too. When he realizes he cannot lift his feet off the ground, he resorts to more creative means despite his disposition. All goes well until the mother is tired of the baby's constant shenanigans.
A small dog with big dreams. When one day he decides to put an idea into practice, not even he could have predicted the results.
A little girl does not realize how serious her situation is. Her 'Krake' is a part of her and she forgets about the disease - until the mischievous friend gets out of hand.
Six-year-old Amelia Grace has spent her short life struggling against chronic illness and severe anxiety. To complicate matters, her father is on an extensive tour of duty as a soldier in Afghanistan. Luckily, Amelia Grace has found comfort through treatment at Bethany's Gait, an equine-assisted psychotherapy center located in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Whale Song follows the story of a young whale and a whaling ship captain. When the young whale's mother is killed by the ship captain, the whale grows up wanting revenge. However, when the young daughter of the captain falls overboard, the whale chooses a different path.
A PURRFECT PAIR
A dog and a cat spy each other at the veterinarian's office and instantly fall in love. After being dragged away from each other by their owners, they dream of what their life together would be like.
The Ambassadors takes an intimate look at Wolf Creek Habitat, a wolf sanctuary in central Indiana. The short piece brings up the topic of wolf conservation and the plight of the wild wolf.