A well made and thought provoking film about the Navajo people and the unique relationship they share with their pets.
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this film at the American Indian Film Festival
in San Francisco. It is a sad, yet hopeful documentary that brought a tear
to my eye. The film explores the traditional beliefs of the Navajo and how
these beliefs interfere with modern day animal control efforts. I was
especially impressed with how well shot and edited the film was. The
contrast between the beautiful nature shots and the harsh reality that the
stray dogs in the film face is quite exceptional. I was equally impressed
with the Navajo woman in the film who runs a one-woman rescue effort. The
dedication she shows to her dogs in light of her own poverty inspires me
do more for my own community. The film has only minimal narration and the
story is allowed to be told through the people involved. While the overall
story is quite sad, the film maker adds a nice "pick me up" near the end
that left the audience smiling. Anyone who is an animal lover or simply
enjoys a good story told by real people will enjoy Desert
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