The Cat Welfare Society is screening a Japanese documentary by esteemed director Iida Motoharu at The Art House on 30 Oct Saturday 3pm and 8pm.
犬と猫と人間と (DOGS, CATS AND HUMANS)
2009 | Japan | 118 min | Documentary | In Japanese with English subtitles | Rated: PG
Over 300,000 cats and dogs are put to sleep each year in Japan, a shocking figure that director Iida Motoharu discovered when he began to make (Dogs, Cats, and Humans). The documentary started when the director received a request from an elderly woman to make a film that would save the lives of abandoned dogs and cats on the streets of Japan, and the resulting product is both alarming and heartwarming.
Filmed over the course of four years, the film took Iida to several facilities where abandoned animals are euthanised, filming interviews with the employees about their unglamorous work. Iida also shows the more positive side of things by visiting a facility where healthy abandoned pets are kept and cared for until they are adopted.
Definitely a film for japanese enthusiasts who are also animal lovers!
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