BEST SHORT DOC
Williamsburg Independent Film Festival & Grass Valley Animal Film Festival
Dogs of the 9th Ward is a half-hour documentary that sheds light upon the huge stray dog population in sections of New Orleans. Through observational footage and interviews, the film focuses on the fate of a few select dogs as it follows 9th Ward residents and dog rescuers working to better the condition of their community by rehabilitating these once discarded street dogs. Dogs of the 9th Ward is a story of what can be, of how caring for another being creates hugely positive results in the lives of both the dogs and humans involved on a very concrete level, as well as on a heart and soul level.