The first selections of films for the 2017 Animal Film Festival have been made. We are honored and excited to announce that the award winning documentary Unlocking the Cage will be the grand finale screening at 8:00 pm. The film follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise's eye-opening battle to validate the rights of animals in the US court system. Animals have very few if any legal protections, and as a result suffer immeasurable cruelty at the hands of humans. Steven and his legal team the Nonhuman Rights Project are changing history by proving that animals deserve personhood rights such as bodily liberty which would protect them from physical harm.
The Vervet Forest by filmmaker Kyle Salazar is an experience of a lifetime. Follow the recovery of several baby Vervet Monkeys who recuperate in a sanctuary surrounded by the natural beauty of South Africa.
Love Unleashed is for every dog lover out there. Beautifully captured by filmmaker Kasey Klonsky, this film validates why our dogs are part of the family.