Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dogs on the Inside 2014

     This movie was filmed inside a Massachusetts prison.  Prison inmates train the dogs and get them ready for adoption by families.  This program has a huge benefit for the men and also for the dogs.  The dogs have had a tough life before they come to live in the prison and the inmates have had tough lives too.  The men can see they are making a difference and they receive updates after the dogs leave.  The dogs are usually afraid because everything is new and they have traveled from a southern state to the prison.  They need new skills and they need someone to love them.  The prisoners receive unconditional love back from the dogs. 
     The stories of the dogs and the prisoners are very good.  The men don’t reveal why they are in prison but the background stories of the dogs are shown.  The only negative comment I have is that the film is somewhat repetitive with same scenes and information.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

67 min, Doc directed by Brean Cunningham, Douglas Seirup with Candido Santiago.

Note:  Imdb 7.8 out of 10, 87% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.6* out of 5* with 45 reviews.
Special Note:  A two-man team did most of the work to film this movie.  There is a website where you can learn more about Sadie and Candido at www.dogsontheinside.com 

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