(Los Angeles, CA, May 16, 2011) – Saving America’s Horses A Nation Betrayed well received by IWFF!
Saving America’s Horses A Nation Betrayed came away with four awards from the 34th annual International Wildlife Film Festival.
“Powerful and compelling” - Greg MacGillivary, MacGillivary Freeman Films
“A must see film” – Michael Blake, “Dances With Wolves”
“Hard hitting and well done” - Janet Rose, Executive Director of IWFF
The International Wildlife Film Festival shared a strong focus on the wild horse issue as presented in the film Saving America’s Horses A Nation Betrayed. The festival was attended by Missoula's moviegoers, elite fine arts community, humanitarians and philanthropists together with an international cross section of award winning wildlife filmmakers and conservationists. During the festival’s symposium and panel presentations there were passionate and somewhat heated discussions on the topic of wild horses versus feral horses. However nobody challenged the inhumane treatment of equines through the slaughter pipeline or of wild equines during their capture by the BLM.
Several local advocates attended Saturday's screening and came back prior to Tuesday’s screenings with their horses to hold a rally downtown for the purpose of raising awareness about the film and the cause. Montana Senator Dave Wanzenried attended the rally and walked along side filmmaker Katia Louise in sync with the local advocates.
Saving America’s Horses - A Nation Betrayed is a compelling compilation of expert testimony, undercover footage and true life stories shot against the dramatic backdrops of the American countryside. Viewers will adventure across the nation's sweeping landscapes to witness the magnificence, power and free spirit of one of America’s most treasured icons, the horse.
The facts unfold in a story about the underdogs and their fight to protect today's wild Mustangs and yesterday's Thoroughbred racehorses. The untold truth as reported by the nation’s top equine experts, celebrity and grassroots horse advocates draws a sharp contrast to misleading information initiated by proponents of slaughter and propagated by the media. This film presents a focused look into an unseen world of both wild and domestic equines; an investigative exposé that unravels multiple layers of conflict with a revealing look into the hidden pipeline of horses. Great hope is presented through an inspiring and diverse call to action leaving viewers with the inspiration and knowledge to effect change and convey the same to others.
Featuring appearances with Paul Sorvino, Michael Blake, Willie Nelson, Tippi Hedren, Linda Gray, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Ken Wahl, The Barbi Twins, Amy & Raelyn Nelson, Jennifer Pryor and more!
Winner: Best of Festival - 2011 Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival
Winner: Award of Merit for Visual, Editing & Advocacy - Accolade Competition
Winner: Cinematography, Editing, Conservation Message and Advocacy - 34th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival.
The film will screen next at the Artivist Film Festival in Los Angeles which runs July 8th- 10th 2011.
Watch the trailer at www.savingamericashorses.org
See reviews at http://www.savingamericashorses.org/filmreviews.html