"The best movie I saw during the week-long SXSW Film Festival!"
– Entertainment Weekly,
"One from the heart! Smart, sincere and affecting!"
– The New York Times,
"Once the true essence of the story becomes apparent, it's difficult to turn away from the screen."
Hailed as "absorbing," "a must see," and "the best movie at SXSW," MINE is a documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina. This gripping, character-driven story follows New Orleans residents as they attempt the daunting task of trying to reunite with their pets who have been adopted by families all over the country, and chronicles the custody battles that arise when two families love the same pet. Who determines the fate of the animals, and the people, involved? A compelling meditation on race, class and the power of compassion, MINE examines how we treat animals as an extension of how we view and treat each other.
JF in Albuquerque - Customer Review
The film does a great job of showing many facets of the problems that were encountered by both the people and their pets in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. There are several moral dilemmas that are encountered throughout these journeys. The various people-points-of-view (victims, rescuers, adopters, people helpers) were well represented. If you've ever been involved in pet rescue efforts, you will be absorbed by this film. The story makes you think about your own personal situation and how you would handle a disaster evacuation. Most of all, it reminds us of how intensely we love our pets! I highly recommend this film!
Alicia S. - Customer Review
This is truly a sincere and heartfelt documentary about the many animal rescues that occurred around the time of Hurricane Katrina. It's definitely a must-see for anyone who understands - without trying - the inexplicable relationship between humans and their faithful, furry friends.
Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Interesting legal issues regarding good intentions gone bad. I sympathize with everyone involved. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina involved one of the biggest pet rescue organization I've ever heard about. This documentary explores the problem of dealing with such massive amount of pets rescued. Some owners never reclaimed their pets, and when some do come to reclaim their pets after an exhaustive amount of searching, they find their pets have already been adopted by another family(ies). That family have already bonded with their adoptive pet. It's a very difficult situation indeed (from both legal and emotional perspective).