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MIPTV Picks 2012: Hero Dogs of 9/11

Serving as a stand-alone special and as a pilot for the upcoming series World's Greatest Hero Dogs, now in development at Toronto-based kelencontent, this program looks at the 300-plus dogs that were part of the rescue and recovery operations following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
March 23, 2012

Serving as a stand-alone special and as a pilot for the upcoming series World’s Greatest Hero Dogs, now in development at Toronto-based kelencontent, this program looks at the 300-plus dogs that were part of the rescue and recovery operations following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. The show details the danger of their mission – to go where humans couldn’t, in order to find any possible survivors amongst the rubble and wreckage – through interviews with survivors and stylized archival footage, while also illuminating the strength of the bond between human beings and “man’s best friend.”

Partners: Produced by kelencontent with the participation of Dog Files and Starlight Runner Entertainment, distributed by Beyond International

Length: 1 x 60 minutes

Aired: Animal Planet Canada, Sky Italia

Rights available: Worldwide excluding Canada

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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