Documentary from a Winthrop Native About the Rescue of Michael Vick Dogs to be Shown in Waterville
We all remember the horror that was the case of former NFL QB Michael Vick and the dog fighting ring he led. He eventually was convicted and sent to prison for the cruelty involved. Darcy Dennett a filmmaker, who grew up in Winthrop, saw one of the dogs involved in the fighting, and decided to tell the dog's story.
Dennett told centralmaine.com that the pit bull was "so traumatic he was once too afraid to even walk or have any contact with people."
Her film, 'The Champions,' will have it's only screening in Maine on March 20 at at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville.
The trailer for the documentary, which won the “Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless” award at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival and the Starz People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Denver Film Festival, shows how the dogs were forced to fight for their lives. According to the trailer's YouTube description, the film "follows the courageous people who risked everything to rescue these dogs and illustrates how their lives were ultimately changed forever."
The film can be purchased here