3-D Screening+Q&A 9/17 – Canine Soldiers: the Militarization of Love

Sunday, September 17th, 6pm, the Stereo Sisters, 3-D SPACE, and the LA 3-D Club Present

Canine Soldiers: the Militarization of Love

Followed by a Q&A with producer/director Nancy Schiesari

Canine Soldiers: the Militarization of Love is a 3-D documentary film that explores the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and their handlers—combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols. In wars where the rules of engagement have shifted from traditional combat to the unforeseen and the invisible, these highly trained dogs are saving soldiers’ lives and giving them comfort, hope and protection.

“While we anticipate TV distribution in 2-D, we choose to film in 3-D to bring a fresh perspective to the way audiences understand the experience of war. Average viewers have become desensitized to the wars in the Middle East in part because of a visually flattened representation of war: vast expanses of desert, sand, the color of khaki uniforms. 3-D gives us new visual elements, like tracking shots at ground level to simulate a dog’s point of view.” – producer/director Nancy Schiesari

Nancy comes with twenty years experience as a Director of Photography on over 30 documentaries and feature films broadcast for England’s Channel 4, BBC, ABC, National Geographic, and PBS.  Nancy has filmed in Europe, the U.S, Africa, India, Pakistan, Iceland, and Latin America. She was nominated for a 2002, Television Emmy for outstanding cinematography on The Human Face, (producer John Cleese). Among her work as cinematographer is Barbara Sonenberg’s Regret to Inform,1998,  nominated for an Oscar, and Pratibha Parmar’s and Alice Walker’s Warrior Marks, Channel Four, London. Her work as a narrative director includes Loaves and Fishes, which premiered in 2000 at the South by Southwest Film Festival, screened at the International Latino Film Festival in Los Angeles, and broadcast on PBS’ experimental film series “The Territory” in 2001. Nancy is a professor and teaches filmmaking and cinematography at the University of Texas at Austin.

View a trailer for the film and explore the site for information about the filmmakerssoldiers, and experts who were all essential in putting this film together.

Canine Soldiers has played at various festivals and universities around the US and was officially broadcast on PBS on Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

Buy advance tickets at caninesoldiers3d.bpt.me

$5 at the door for 3-D SPACE Sustaining Patrons and current LA 3-D Club and Stereo Sisters members
$10 at the door for non-members (admission is waived with Student ID)

Sunday, September 17th, 6pm

Downtown Independent Theater

251 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Note: Paid parking is available at many parking lots in the adjacent area and street parking is free on Sundays. The theater is also only several blocks from the MTA Red and Gold Lines.

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