Filmed in a Massachusetts prison, DOGS ON THE INSIDE follows the birth of a relationship between abandoned rescue dogs and prison inmates as they work together toward a second chance at a ... See full summary »
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Caught this at The Boston International Film Festival and was taken completely by surprise. What a great little movie. I am rarely emotionally moved by a documentary, but this one got me. I get really tired of docs whose reach is enormous, but this one stays grounded with the characters and their intimate stories. DOGS isn't so much an argument for inmate/dog rescue programs, but after seeing how racial and other barriers can get broken down between inmates after working with these dogs, I am convinced we need more programs like this in America.
The stories were excellent. Truly interesting subject matter and characters, who you can tell have been changed by working with animals. But I was also pleased with the technical abilities of the filmmakers - who I learned are a two man team doing almost all the work. Everything from the look to the music to the sound to the editing was top notch - definitely WAY above most independent documentaries. I can't wait for this movie to pick up distribution - it would be perfect on television!