THE PLOT THUS FAR
Give Me Shelter is a film to raise awareness for the most important animal welfare issues around the world. This award winning documentary created and produced by Katie Cleary and directed by Kristin Rizzo sheds light on the work that many different individuals and animal welfare organizations do in a way that has never been done before. The movie exposes the stark reality of such crucial issues facing our world today such as the underground black market trade of endangered species, puppy mills, poaching, animal abuse and neglect, the fur industry, circuses, seal clubbing, horse slaughter, the palm oil industry, shark finning, the pet industry and so on. Give Me Shelter is about the people who dedicate their lives every day to help raise awareness for these important issues and who also rescue, rehabilitate and care for these animals while facing their own struggles to support their passion for animals. Give Me Shelter has the capability of changing the lives of a vast array of species around the world whose issues otherwise would not be exposed so we can live in peace with all of God’s creatures.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Give Me Shelter” is an exciting documentary. That is if you’re into exposing the world of puppy mills and the fur industry. While the subject of animal cruelty never needs to be forgotten, they cover so much ground in such a graphic matter. Honestly, it can be a bit much and turn people off. I have a strong stomach, but even I found myself repulsed at multiple turns.
Animal welfare is a cause close to my heart. Especially since I live in the state that has the worst record for it in America. That being said, there are people that care everywhere and they work hard to keep our furry friends in better care. While they get their time to shine in this documentary, I wish more of the documentary focused on them. The sheer amount of abuse was too much for me.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is on par for a quiet documentary. The transfer is strong for mostly animal footage. The same goes for the Dolby audio track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 02/24/2015