Independent filmmaker Michael Ozias and producer Patrick Reasonover are set to debut their new film, Of Dogs and Men this coming Sunday about the ongoing epidemic of police officers killing man’s best friend. The film delves into a number of true stories about this preventable dilemma. Here is a Short Synopsis from their website:
According to a Department of Justice estimate, police officers shoot and kill over 10,000 pet dogs in the US every year.
Are these callous acts by officers in a system without regard for our four-legged family members, or are they true peace officers doing their best in a dangerous job?”
People in other professions have learned non-lethal ways of encountering animals on a daily basis without the pets facing their demise. For example mail carriers, pizza delivery personnel, and meter readers who are usually unarmed have been successful in dealing with the presence of family pets in a peaceful manner for decades. “ Use of deadly force is rarely justified in these types of cases. With better training (mandated through legislative action), we are confident that we can put an end to these pointless killings,” said Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells. “Of Dogs and Men does an excellent job educating citizens on both the common facts of these heartbreaking cases and the surprising scope of the problem, while highlighting the tools citizens can employ to change outcomes for the better―from legislation requiring officer training in canine encounters to litigation under the federal civil rights act. This film needed to be made and ALDF is proud to be a part of it.”
The Austin screening and list of panelists from their Facebook Page:
We’ve locked down our panels for the Of Dogs and Men screenings at the Austin Film Festival!
Here are the screening times and the panelists that will be present for Q&A afterward:
Sunday, November 1 at 3:00 PM at the Rollins Theater
Located in the Long Center For The Performing Arts, 501 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
Monday, November 2 at 4:30 PM at Galaxy Highland Located at 6700 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
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Serial killers always start with animals. Just saying.
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