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Living by Instinct: Animals and Their Rescuers

Directed by Karen Elizabeth Price
An exploration of the passion that drives animal rescuers.
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Overview

Genre
Nature, Environment, Contemporary Issues, Social Issues, and Science
Synopsis

This documentary - at times funny, at other times heartbreaking - is ultimately the inspiring story of how Los Angeles residents act to rescue and protect animals that suffer as a direct result of human abuse, neglect, or carelessness.

Living By Instinct features Duncan the pig, Fluffy the turtle, and other lucky animals, in addition to the people who have been actively involved in their rescue, rehabilitation, and nurturing. Focusing on several Los Angeles residents of different ages, genders, and backgrounds, the film shares how these oft-misunderstood individuals devote much of their energy to rescuing animals in need.

Stage
finished
Running time
26 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2001
Prod. Partners
University of Southern California

Distribution Details

Release year
2001
Festivals
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Artivist Film Festival, KIDS FIRST!, Ojai International Film Festival
Awards
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Student Emmy, Angelus Awards semifinalist, Houston Worldfest award
Broadcast (Acq.)
San Francisco & North Carolina PBS affiliates; Humane Society of the U.S.’s Animal Channel; Snag Films
Language
English

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