Documentary film on Taiwan Shelter dogs : Reprint from Low Position BLOG!

February 8, 2015
☆Reprint from Low Position BLOG!

Low Position BLOG!

Film “Twelve Nights” which is a documentary on Taiwan Shelter dogs, is shown on Youtube!

This is Iida, the director of “Dogs, Cats & Humans.
The director of “Twelve Nights”, Raye told me that she released this movie on Youtube.
I met her last summer at the International Animal Film Festival in Korea.

This movie became a big topic in Taiwan.
I heard that about 230,000 people visited movie theatres to see this movie.
The population of Taiwan is about 23 million.
So one in 100 saw this movie in a movie theatre.
Also the DVD is selling well.
She released it on Youtube on February 1.
In the first 3 days, the access count was almost 2 million.

You will see a horrible situation in this movie.
I am familiar with the situation in Japan, but still it is so painful.
Raye captured the expressions and the personality of each dog at great length.
This is a wonderful movie.
I respect all the staff who keep visiting this place.

It is painful getting to know the situation of dogs and cats in Japan.
Maybe some people don’t want to know the details of situations abroad.

But dogs are dogs wherever they live.
I don’t think that it is enough if only Japanese dogs are happy.
It is important to know the situation in other countries of Asia.

I hope someone can share my thoughts.

There are no Japanese subtitles, but also no narration, no speaking.
There are only simple captions in Chinese and English, but you will understand.
The length of this movie is about 100 minutes.
Please watch it carefully when you have the time and inclination.

Film “Twelve Nights” Triggers Debate on plight of Taiwan’s homeless dogs.

A new documentary about the plight of animals in Taiwan’s shelters has sparked a public discussion about the treatment of stray dogs and cats on the island, prompting the government to amend its policies.
(from http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2013/12/13/film-triggers-debate-on-plight-of-taiwans-homeless-dogs/)






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