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Wakefield Doc Fest presents: Prison Dogs, Sat Feb 18, 2017, 1pm

  • 02/18/2017
  • 13:00
  • Gwen Shea Hall

Prison Dogs

(United States of America ) 2016 | 72 minutes | Geeta Gandbhir, Perri Peltz | English

A beacon of light in the dark nightmare that is the American prison system, Puppies Behind Bars, featuring feisty dog trainer Gloria Gilbert Stoga, is a remarkable program that sees New York inmates incarcerated for violent crime raise and train service dogs. Living with the puppies 24/7 over two or more years, the inmates teach the dogs 90+ commands, after which the canines go on to help other people needing a second chance: war veterans with PTSD. Not all men, nor all dogs, are successful – and this humane film doesn't gloss that over. Prison Dogs is a story of love, loss, redemption, strength, fear and dedication.

"Prison Dogs is a must-see story of real world redemption." –James Shotwell, Substream Magazine

"Ultimately, the film offers a humanist look at people seeking something that escapes most of us: transformation." –Craig Takeuchi, The Georgia Straight

Premiere – Tribeca Film Festival, 2016


Prison Dogs is part of the Saturday Matinee Series

Single tickets $15

Children under 12 years $7.50

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