Redemption: The No Kill Revolution in America

Redemption: The No Kill Revolution in America

This remarkable not-to-miss documentary directed by Russ Barry, based on Nathan J. Winograd’s book of the same title, chronicles the animal rescue movement in the United States from its birth to date.redemption

The film tells the story of how Henry Bergh’s compassion for animals started the movement that resulted in the foundation of ASPCA and paved the way for nationwide animal rescue work to save millions of homeless animals – mostly dogs and cats – from needless killing at animals shelters.

Winograd shows how the kill shelters quickly transformed into places of victimization for animals so that instead of placing compassion over convenience, they started becoming a barrier in the animal rescue and adoption work. However, when caring individuals from different walks of life stepped up to volunteer at the shelters – even taking over the shelters to turn them into no-kill places for their caged inhabitants, new hope for reviving Bergh’s vision was seen in different states.

Redemption is a film of great educational and motivational merit. The filming, narration, and editing is perfect; it keeps you glued to the screen till the end. It is an empowering presentation for the audience, showing them how they can make a difference in the lives of the voiceless animals whose life depends on their compassion and the will to help.

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