Prisoners and Pups
A woman's best friend.
A small group of women prisoners have signed up to foster retired racing greyhounds and get them ready for adoption. The women have just eight weeks to transform these institutionalised dogs into house-friendly, obedient pets. But the hardest test for the women turns out to be facing up to themselves. Can the prisoners and the dogs work together for a second chance?
Director Shalom Almond | Producer Shalom Almond, Lauren Drewery | Screenwriter Shalom Almond | cinematographer Shalom Almond | Editor David Banbury | Composer Amanda Brown
Shalom is a passionate independent filmmaker whose documentaries follow memorable characters on transformative journeys and grant unique access inside closed worlds. In addition to writing, directing and producing, she shoots most of her own films, resulting in close, direct relationships with her subjects and their environments.
Her previous doco, My Long Neck, is the story of a young ‘long-neck’ woman who takes up a camera to film her life of exploitation in a Thai tourist village - and eventually rebels against it. The film premiered to a sold-out audience at DocWeek 2014 and has been screened at film festivals and on TV networks around the world.