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One Nation Under Dog


World Premiere

USA | 73 MINUTES | English |


Female Director(s), Documentary
We're a nation of dog lovers, but unfortunately there are not enough of us to go around. Each year, millions of dogs are abandoned, and more than 4 million are euthanized. This heartfelt documentary explores the conflicted and passionate relationships we have with dogs, inspiring us to rethink how we treat them. Following three separate storylines by different filmmakers, One Nation Under Dog explores the lengths people will go for their furry friends.

Three unique perspectives from a trio of award-winning directors power this anthology of stories. Jenny Carchman evokes an unlikely empathy for both dog owners and bite victims, while Amanda Micheli shares the heart-wrenching loss of mourners in a pet bereavement group. Ellen Goosenberg Kent's loving portrait of an accidental rescuer is a quiet, moving study of a selfless life, and her footage inside a puppy mill leaves an indelible mark on one's idea of breeders. Alternating between shocking and inspirational, the film presents a view inside a quiet crisis unfolding under our noses.


Directed by Jenny Carchman, Amanda Micheli, Amanda Micheli, Jenny Carchman, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, and Amanda Micheli

Ellen Goosenberg Kent has earned four Emmys and two Peabody Awards for her doc films, which include Wartorn: 1861-2010 and Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq. Amanda Micheli won a Student Academy Award for her first film, Just For the Ride, and an Oscar nomination for her short doc La Corona. Jenny Carchman has made programming for HBO, Frontline, American Masters, and more. She recently produced Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World.
Jenny Carchman, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Amanda Micheli
Supervising Editor
Geof Bartz, A.C.E.
RJ Cutler, Julie Goldman, Allyson Luchak, Danielle Renfrew
Larissa Bills
Supervising Producer
Lisa Heller
Seth Bomse, Joe Beshenkovsky, Traci Loth
Gary Lionelli, Nathan Larson
Primary Cast
Edgar and Nina Otto, Dr. Robert Taffet, Julie Adams, John Gagnon, Shawn South Aswad, Betty J. Carmack, R.N.


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