Film Festival Brings Horses Hope and New Legs to Run!

WFLF Humanion Films
Los Angeles, CA

April 8, 2010

Film Festival Brings Horses Hope and New Legs to Run!

Saving America’s Horses - A Nation Betrayed wins BEST IN FESTIVAL/ BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM!.

“Saving America’s Horses” played to a full house with a diverse audience. The screening was a success and the film was well received by the industry members in attendance.

Filmmaker, Katia Louise is thrilled and honored to receive this prestigious award. “It is an extraordinary documentary. I want everyone to see it."says Diana Means Festival Director.

"It’s a life changing film! …A masterpiece that has beauty, tragedy, heartache and joy.” -Michael Bailey, Producer/ Director Planetviews Productions, Environmentalist

Everybody needs to see it, worldwide.” –Kat Kramer, Kat Kramer’s Films that Change the World

I would definitely recommend the film.” –Larry Wilcox, Producer, Director, Actor

The film is a tour-de-force of technical filmmaking and covers an impressive scope of issues associated with horses." -Craig C. Downer, Wildlife Ecologist

In Defense of Animals (IDA) applauds the selection of “Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed” by the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. IDA President Elliot M. Katz, DVM said “finally - a film that reveals the tragic consequences and cruelties of the horse racing industry, the horror of horse slaughter and the tragedies of our government’s destructive Wild Horse roundups. We hope this film arouses the voices America’s horses need for their very survival."

“It’s an honor to receive the Best in Fest Award for a Feature Documentary Film” said Director, Writer, Katia Louise, “it’s a tribute to the horses that I’d like to share with all those who have taken part in the making of this film. Whether saving hundreds off the range, dozens of the track, or a single horse from the pipeline, all of them are important and deserve to be treated humanely.”

Filmmaker Katia Louise extends her sincere gratitude to the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival for helping to give the film legs and bring attention to this most worthy cause.

Audience members gathered together after the screening where wine and food; donated by Du Vin and the Veggie Grill, was enjoyed. Industry members shared their comments and reviews at the after party which have since been produced to a special PSA to help further promote the film’s success and its message on behalf of the horses.

Now see the powerful reviews from the premiere screening of “Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed”.

Watch the review PSA on the Website! …on YouTube! …on IMDB!

The film screens next at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Montana May 7th and 10th, 2011. Production seeks to continue showcasing the film through select festivals in the US and abroad while various levels of distribution are developed and considered.

Saving America’s Horses A Nation Betrayed” is a compelling compilation of expert testimony, undercover footage and true life stories shot against the dramatic backdrops of the American countryside. It’s about a journey of courage, honor and betrayal in a country divided; inspiring great hope for compassion and protection of all horses and burros from cruelty.

This film explores the chronic absence of humane treatment for equines once designated as food animals in the US, and brings to surface two opposing arguments which are ironically are based on the same primary foundation of equine welfare. It takes a look at economic and pollution history associated with the past operation of horse slaughter plants in the US; and also briefly explores the lethal health risks to humans as associated with the consumption of known toxic substances that are administered to US horses on a regular basis. The film features appearances by Paul Sorvino, Tippi Hedren, Linda Gray, Michael Blake, Ken Wahl, Shane and Sia Barbi, Willie Nelson, Amy and Raelyn Nelson, Dr Elliot Katz, Dr Nena Winand, Dr Nicholas Dodman, Paula Bacon, Nick Zito, Craig Downer, Ginger Kathrens, Neda DeMayo and many more!

Watch the powerful Official Trailer for this film on the Website! …on YouTube! …on IMDB!

The film’s Mission is to save & protect a million horses in the 21st century.
How to Help:
Supporters are requested to help get the word out in support of this film by telling their friends. Donations are essential to bring this film to the public eye. Many levels of giving are available including sponsorship opportunities. Supporters are also invited to COLLABORATE and receive an on screen credit in the film in recognition for their support.

Director/Producer: Katia Louise
Associate Producers: Debra Lopez and Nancy Stanley
Presented by IMA Studios & Humanion Films
Saving America's Horses is a sponsored project of Wild for Life Foundation a CA nonprofit charitable organization.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 100,000 members, is located in San Rafael, Calif. and is dedicated to protecting animals’ rights, welfare, and habitat through education, outreach, and our hands-on rescue facilities in Mumbai, India, Cameroon, Africa, and rural Mississippi.

The Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival is produced by Alliance of Women Filmmakers Inc. a non-profit 501c (3) organization established to honor and advance the careers of accomplished and emerging female filmmakers by providing a forum for them to showcase their work to industry decision makers, as well as Southern Californian moviegoers. Each year in March the organization produces the film festival which showcases narratives, documentaries, animation and student short films made by women of diverse backgrounds from around the world.

Wild for Life Foundation (WFLF) is a 501 (c) (3) volunteer based, nonprofit corporation dedicated to protecting and saving animals from cruelty. WFLF works to accomplish its mission through education, investigation, rescue, adoption and outreach. The cornerstone of our work is centered on the welfare of horses. Public education is conducted through various forms of media including the production of Documentary Film, Audio Documentaries, Public Service Announcements, Flash Media, Broadcast, and various Publications.


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