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Michael Samstag

Filmmaker, Rescue Doc Films in Knoxville

Tails to Tell

PRESENTED ON MAY 11, 2017
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 23

"Really, what we do is we make films about crazy people"

In "Tails to Tell" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 23, Michael Samstag, of Rescue Doc Films discusses making film documentaries that advocate the alleviation of animal suffering by featuring the stories of who believe they can, and do, change the world. 

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How “The Helper Documentary” Came to Be

BY JOANNA BOWERS
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 04, 2015

Director / screenwriter Joanna Bowers introduces her current work, a timely tribute and documentary about domestic helpers in Hong Kong. 

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Telling the Story of 30 million People in a Sinking Country

BY ADRIEN TAYLOR
@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Journalist come entrepreneur and long time climate change advocate Adrien Taylor tells the story of how he took a leap of faith that led him to Bangladesh with a climate scientist and a few amateur documentary makers, to film a country that bears the highest burden of displacement due to climate change. The documentary 30 Million is out later this year.

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Inheriting a Donkey Rescue Farm

BY JOANN SPRAYBERRY
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Joann Sprayberry will be talking about the emotional ups and downs of an unexpected adventure placed in her lap - a donkey rescue farm.

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A Voice for the Horses

BY THERESA NOLET
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a herd of starving, stray horses came to her door, Theresa Nolet wasn't expecting to become an advocate. What started as simply feeding the horses, lead her to search for answers.  When she learned that the horses were destined to be auctioned off and slaughtered, Theresa became the voice for the horses, starting a horse rescue called OATS: One At A Time Success.

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Dog Rescue - Fostering Adventure

BY JAMIE KRUSPEL
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

Jamie Kruspel shares his journey rescuing and fostering dogs. The fun, the chaos, the emotion...as they become part of my family then their own as they find their forger homes.

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Manitoba Mutts Rescue Presents: Life Lessons

BY COLLEEN HOLLOWAY
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

Manitoba Mutts Rescue Volunteer Colleen Holloway Presents: Life Lessons from the most resilient and loveable creatures in Manitoba.  From learning to love the couch and trust others to the gut wrenching misery behind those that just never make it to their foster homes.  If this presentation doesn't tug at your heart strings - you my friend are made of ice.  

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Why I tell Stories

BY JORDAN SALVATORIELLO
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 23, 2017

Jordan Salvatoriello tells us why she was inspired to become a filmmaker.

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The Maribor Uprisings: An Interactive Documentary

BY MILO GUILLEN
@ VOL 25 ON JUL 13, 2017

Milton Guillen shares the story of his new interactive documentary "The Maribor Uprisings"; on July 13th 2017 at Volume 25 of Pecha Kucha Night Waterville.

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Chicago Plant Rescue

BY LINDSEY TELFORD
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Lindsey Telford and her organization Chicago Plant Rescue find new homes for greenery that's no longer wanted in commercial spaces.