Canine Soldiers 3D
Canine Soldiers: the Militarization of Love is a stereoscopic 3D 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.
The movie was presented at the LA3-D Club on last Sunday. It is now available for public performance licencing through JunoFilms. Watch the trailer here under.
“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.
Who is 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.