Give Me Shelter
In an animal shelter, vulnerable animals and people come up against today's spirit of the age, in which love and compassion are weighed against efficacy and results.
In the Netherlands' largest animal shelter, dogs, cats and rabbits are being groomed for their reintegration into society; caring staff watches over the animals with loving care and endless patience, making them as comfortable as they can with physiotherapy, socialization trainings and periodic trimming sessions. In the midst of these day-to-day operations, the question arises 'in the end, who is taking care of who'?
70' / colour
Original title: DIERBAREN
Dir: Saskia Gubbels
Prod: Doxy (NL) - Janneke Doolaard
Co-prod: BNNVARA (NL)
Sc: Saskia Gubbels
D.O.P.: a.o. Jean Counet, Dionne Cats, Aafke Beemink, Sam du Pon
Completed: April 2020
a.o. NAOMI'S SECRET (2016, short doc) Award: Special Jury Award Children's Doc-IDFA, MY DEAREST JAYVANO (2016, short doc), 0,8 AMPS OF HAPPINESS (2014, doc), THROUGH ELLEN'S EARS ( 2011, short doc) Awards: a.o. Best Doc-BUSTER FF Copenhagen, 1st Prize Short Doc Adult Jury-Chicago Int. Children's FF.
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