The Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) is pleased to announce the release of the full-length feature documentary Soi Dogs, produced by Environment Films. The 66-minute documentary is far from the standard charity campaign film. Although it does give an insight into the day-to-day challenges of the foundation, it is also a human story, one that combines tragedy and compassion with humour and excitement. It is inspirational and involving throughout and is suitable for the entire family to watch.
The documentary enjoyed its premiere screening at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London, and received a standing ovation from the capacity audience. The movie made it’s southern hemisphere debut in Melbourne, Australia in January of 2010 and raised over $12,000 dollars in donations. If you might be interested in hosting a regional showing of the movie please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director Ella Todd describes her time with the foundation as: “A wonderful strain. During filming, we saw dogs that had been shot, attacked by machetes, even set on fire, yet these stoic animals still managed to find trust in people. We saw first-hand what a remarkable charity the SDF is: A charity full of hope and one that is making significant progress and a real difference, not only to the individual dogs but also the bigger picture. Soi Dogs is a combination human-and-animal story and is designed to inspire, not disturb. Had we produced a film that solely depicts the reality of the suffering that the dogs endure, sadly we wouldn’t have an audience. We are delighted by the response the documentary has so far received and are confident that having watched it, people will reach out even farther to help those that in Thailand are considered a nuisance but who in the West we consider our best friends.
“Leaving the UK to retire to Thailand sounds like a dream, but a dream can quickly become a nightmare, and paradise can turn on you in a second. Following key members of Soi Dog carrying out their daily responsibilities, this documentary is a testament to their valour, compassion and dedication in helping the estimated 20,000 dogs living wild in Phuket. Faced with horror and inhumanity each day, the foundation’s managers battle on regardless, but when adversity turns into incomprehensible personal tragedy, is their will strong enough to fight another day?”