Filmgoers at the Austin Film Festival are about to.
On November 1, Ozymandias Media (Just Add Firewater's sister company) will premiere a documentary, Of Dogs and Men, which explores a disturbing trend in American law enforcement: the killing of pet dogs. Are these callous acts by officers in a system without regard for our family pets, or are they true peace officers doing their best in a dangerous job? Of Dogs and Men investigates the issue from all angles, interviewing law enforcement officers and experts and taking a journey with pet owners through the tragedy of loss and pursuit of change.
Here's a review from the AFF staff:
This was a heart-wrenching film to watch. The topic of police shooting family pets is a difficult one, and it’s handled thoughtfully and in a balanced way by the filmmakers. The film shows the conflicted feelings of the police officers, who could be confronted with the same situation. Being a strong animal rights advocate, I applaud the filmmakers for the depth of examination they put forth, and for creating such a compelling story.
Cam Ray, Austin Film Festival Staff
AFF Staff Pick
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who told their stories for the film; our partners including the Animal Legal Defense Fund; and all of our supporters who made it happen.
See you at the 'Fest!