Running Time: 72 min.
Release Date: September 29, 2017 - Toronto
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Cast: Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe narrates this surprisingly beautiful documentary about a group of donkeys recovering from abuse in a sanctuary. His narration gives a new perspective on the donkey — taking a look at what they are thinking as humans tend to their needs, such as feeding them and giving them baths.
In an attempt to restore dignity to these disparaged equines, Do Donkeys Act? becomes increasingly attuned to their point of view, asking us to try to see the world as they do. Dafoe’s words imbue the film with unexpected emotional resonance and might just give you a newfound sympathy for donkeys.
David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Studio: Blue Ice Docs
Screenplay: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin