Well intentions run amuck

I would like to see this documentary that apparently is a thoughtful treatment ofwhat occurred:

MINE
explores how tragedy intensifies that bond and is told from the perspective of
original guardians, rescuers, andadoptive parents
of the voiceless victims of Katrina. These individuals are all connected by two things, the tragic
aftermath of Katrina and their love of animals.



In response to an unprecedented crisis, thousands of pets needed to be transported
around the country and adopted even when their displaced guardians still desperately
wanted them. Meanwhile, many adoptive guardians have forged strong bonds with their new
pets, nurturing them back to health from the traumas they suffered during and after the
storm.



When two families love the same pet, conflicts inevitably arise over who is the rightful
“owner” and what is right for the animal. At the center of this tension are pets who are
loved like family, but by law are considered property. This begs the question, who is
looking out for the best interest of the animals? Set in a post-Katrina landscape of
poverty, loss and moral uncertainty, MINE presents the complexity of
an intensely emotional situation that has no simple answers.

Here is the trailer:

3 thoughts on “Well intentions run amuck

  1. Elspeth R says:

    OMG, the adopters are being so high & mighty and EXTREMELY condescending to the folks that had NO choice but to leave their pets behind… I don’t think I could go see this, as I’d want to throw things at the screen.

  2. scout says:

    Well that’s why I want to see this. I think they try to show the perspective of each actor in this debacle. I suppose the adopters became attached and loved the pet. I don’t know why they were ever told they could permanently adopt these pets. I hope these rescue groups and humane societies realize they can never do that again but I wonder

  3. The Other Sarah says:

    Scout,
    It’s been going on four years and those animals deserve peace, quiet and love, just like the people who were scattered behind Katrina’s destruction deserve so much better than what they got. Much of NOLa isn’t fit for humans to go back to through the fault of governments starting with Ray Nagin’s and going up to Clusterfuck Dick and W the Wonderdummy’s, and many families remain deprived of their homes and property — and some are still split up because of the way the post-Katrina “rescue” was carried out. As best I can figure the shelters must’ve been set up by elementary-school principals, because segregation by gender was THE rule. Families weren’t kept together: men in one dorm, women and kids in the other. Men on one plane, women and kids on the other — even if those planes wouldn’t land in the same place, or maybe especially so.

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