|"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi|
On any given night in Toronto it is estimated that over 100,000 lost, abandoned and feral cats roam the city streets. Never spayed or neutered these cats produce thousands of offspring adding to the burgeoning number of homeless pets.
For years, euthanizing unwanted animals has been seen as a viable solution by animal control agencies to deal with cat overpopulation. Now cat rescue groups, shelter workers and humane societies alike are calling for a stop to the needless killing of healthy, adoptable animals and are demanding humane alternatives.
Cat City takes the viewer into the heart of the issue of cat overpopulation by going to the frontlines of the crisis in Canada, following grassroots activists, shelter workers and independent cat rescuers as they work to rescue these lost and abandoned animals.
What does it tell us about our society when an animal becomes as disposable as a pop can?
Friday Sept 29th 7pm
The Royal Cinema
608 College Street, Toronto
Canadian National Television Premiere
on Global Television's doc strand "Currents"
Friday October 9th, 8 pm ET/PT
(In Winnipeg and Regina, the documentary will air at 7 pm - check local listings)
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A portion of each sale of Cat City will go to cat rescue groups
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JUSTINE PIMLOTT
PRODUCERS MAYA GALLUS & JUSTINE PIMLOTT
EDITOR: CAROLE LARSEN
MUSIC: KEIR BROWNSTONE
DOP: HARALD BACHMANN
SOUND: JASON MILLIGAN
Red Queen Productions
|Produced in association with Canwest Media & with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund - created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credits.|