The Champions is an inspirational story about the pit bulls rescued from the brutal fighting ring of former Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback Michael Vick, and the organizations who risked everything to save them, despite pressure from PETA and The Humane Society to euthanize the dogs. It is a story of second-chances, redemption and hope. This uplifting documentary takes us on a journey about much more than just dogs—about prejudice, being misunderstood, the power of resilience, and the significance of the relationship we as humans have with animals. Featuring the lifesaving work of Best Friends Animal Society.
Runtime: 93 min.
Genres: Documentary, Nature, FamilySubtitles / Closed Captioning: Captions available
Festivals: Hamptons International Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, St. Louis Film Festival, DOC NYC, Sidewalk ScreenTalk Series, Newport Film, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Awards: Zelda Penzel "Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award", Starz People's Choice Award Winner Denver Film Festival, ACS Gold Award for Cinematography