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Shelter Me

Zach Lawson
United States, 2019, 19 min.

In English.
Includes adult language.

AIFF Award Winner:
Best Documentary Short

The only hope for a million stray cats and dogs in Texas may be one woman...and her camera. Professional photographer Nanette Martin returns to her hometown of Houston, TX to battle the city's stray animal crisis in this gripping documentary short.

Director's Statement

I'm a Tempe native currently studying film at the University of Notre Dame. This documentary was made for a production class and is my first documentary film. Nanette is an incredible person, one whose dedication to animal welfare exceeds well beyond her own welfare. She offers her services free of charge, relying on donations to stay afloat. She's currently facing financial hardships and isn't sure how long Shelter Me Photography will continue. Nanette bares her soul every day trying to help homeless animals; please, if you are able, consider donating to Shelter Me to help Nanette continue her work.

Category: Documentary, Award Winner.
Themes: Animals, Women.

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