DOG WAR

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THE FIGHT TO END THE KOREAN DOG MEAT TRADE

Each year, tens of millions of dogs are farmed or stolen, and then slaughtered for food throughout parts of Asia. In Korea, popular myth claims that a tortuous and painful death enhances the taste of the meat and the sexual "stamina" of the men who eat it. This increasingly stigmatized trade has become a flashpoint in South Korea, where some believe the Asian custom originated, and where cultural and generational shifts have drawn entrenched battle lines.

Directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson, the filmmaker behind the Oscar semifinalist Under Our Skin, Dog War follows a team of unlikely American special ops vets as they join forces with Korean activists to stop the lucrative and powerful dog meat trade. Employing commando practices mostly undercover, they enter and disrupt this shadow world, saving one or hundreds of dogs at a time, and helping to transform an industry and country. Leaving behind families and critics that question their motives and tactics, they risk it all to fight for those that cannot fight for themselves. Dog War goes behind the scenes as the battle unfolds, looking at the complex forces that pit dogs' lives against human livelihood, and revealing haunting truths about the breach of contract with man's best friend.


WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE NEED

So far, we've made two production trips to Korea and created a 10-minute sample clip and a 2-minute trailer (watch below). We still have more production plus several months of editing to finish the film, but we're getting closer! Our current campaign goal of $30,000 over the next three months will cover all production expenses, including travel to Korea, equipment rental, crew, translation, transcription and processing all the footage. After this we'll just have to continue editing the material into a compelling narrative that will reach the hearts and minds of millions.

Your tax-deductible contribution, large or small, brings us closer to finishing the film – and to mainstream visibility of this hidden horror.

WANT TO GET CREDIT ON SCREEN OR AS A FILM PRODUCER?

So that we can complete the film with the urgency it demands, we're looking for select donors who have the capacity and compassion to make a greater impact. For a $500 contribution, you will receive On Screen Credit in the completed film. For a $5,000 contribution, you will receive an Associate Producer credit and, if you contribute $25,000, you will be honored as an Executive Producer. If you have questions about how this works or would like additional information, please email us directly. Open Eye Pictures is a non-profit, public benefit corporation under section 501(C)(3) IRS code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Equally important, we hope you will join the Dog War team as an ambassador, and help spread the word about our film and our funding campaign. Copy and paste the link DogWarFilm.com and send it via email or social media to friends, family, animal rights activists, and anyone you think might be interested. Or click on one of the Share options in the banner above. Soon, we'll have a film Facebook page so you can stay informed and engaged. And, to cover your bases, you can also...

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