Human Rights Day Screening
This film chronicles five inmates in the remarkable "Puppies Behind Bars” program - where New York convicts raise and train service dogs for up to three years. Living with the puppies 24/7, the inmates teach the dogs 92 commands, after which the dogs go on to help war veterans with PTSD. This film follows both the inmates' daily struggles in prison as well as the veterans who have returned from combat trying to find a way back to their old lives. A story of love, loss, rehabilitation and redemption, Prison Dogs is a true testament to the power of second chances and the fact that rehabilitation is possible for those society deems impossible to save.
72 MINUTES | 2016 | IN FOCUS: USA | TORONTO PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): GEETA GANDBHIR & PERRI PELTZ | TICKETS
Seen Through The Eyes Of Children
3 MINUTES | 2016 | IN FOCUS: SYRIA | TORONTO PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): ANNA MARIE MOURADIAN
How children depicted the Syrian war through sketching and art.