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"Cages of Shame" screening at I Heart Animals Film Festival

Event Progress

Director Martin Guinness’ compelling documentary “Cages of Shame,” which follows Animals Asia’s rescue of 10 bears from a bile farm, was featured as part of the very first I Heart Animals Film Festival in Northampton, MA on October 20, 2013.

The gripping documentary “Cages of Shame” tells the remarkable true story of the rescue of 10 bears from the last bear bile farm in Shandong Province, China—and the 1,500-mile journey to their new home at Animals Asia’s peaceful sanctuary in Chengdu. Directed by Martin Guinness and narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Peter Coyote, “Cages of Shame” offers a window into Animals Asia’s life-saving work. Presenting compelling insight into the inspiring bear rescue missions carried out by Animals Asia—the film follows one particular journey to save a group of bears from a life of excruciating pain and horrific conditions on a farm. “Cages of Shame” was awarded the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) 2011 ACE Documentary Film Grant.

The film was followed by a Q&A with Animals Asia Boston Volunteer Group leader Mary Robles and Senior PR Manager Maya Gottfried. Audience members were eager to find out more about Animals Asia’s work and learn how they could help.

Many thanks to Karen Krasuk for organizing this wonderful event and inviting Animals Asia to participate.