Taiwanese Film Festival: Twelve Nights

(Taiwan, 99 mins)
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“What if you only had twelve days remaining? How would you like to pass your time?”

Twelve Nights is an emotional documentary that draws attention to Taiwan’s animal welfare laws. The title refers to the 12 days that captured stray dogs have in a shelter before being put to sleep, unless they are claimed or adopted. This movie follows a number of dogs and their 12 days in a government-run animal shelter in Taiwan. With the artful cinematography and the focus on the canine perspective, you will get to see the shelter conditions through their eyes. The film came together through the efforts of a young group of animal lovers. Definitely not a movie for the faint of heart, Twelve Nights will spark the activist in all animal lovers brave enough to watch this film.