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Behind the doors of a large animal shelter, you can find the tense relationship between humans and animals as well as a shared unconditional love. 

Within the walls of the animal shelter, the loving bond between humans and animals is pressured by the endless stream of abandoned pets. Pets are life companions, but also a status symbol, which people place increasingly higher demands on. With attentive care and training by the employees and volunteers, the hopeful pets are rehabilitated and prepared for the right match with a new owner. The shelter is all about giving the rejected pets a new home. But what is to be done with the misfits?


73' /  Colour     

Original title: Dierbaren
Dir: Saskia Gubbels
Prod: DOXY - Janneke Doolaard
Sc: Saskia Gubbels                             
D.O.P.: Jean Counet NSC, Aafke Beernink, Maasja Ooms
Completed: November 2020                 
Language: Dutch 

Saskia Gubbels:
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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