Meet the Tiger Next Door director on C.A.T. field trip at the 19th annual Florida Film Festival

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Meet the Tiger Next Door director on C.A.T. field trip at the 19th annual Florida Film Festival

April 9, 3:58 PM
Orlando Pet Training
Examiner Lisa Smith

This exciting field trip to FLORIDA PREMIERE, the Tiger Next Door is offered by, Jo Maldonado, The Center for Animal Therapies (C.A.T.), Founder. C.A.T. is an educational outlet designed for those who are interested in learning about animal-related topics, therapies and techniques. All modalities offered may be applied to ALL animals, domestic as well as wildlife.

Jo Maldonado. Jo is a certified Reiki 2 practitioner, and an ongoing student of Shamanic animal healing, intuitive processes, animal communication, dog behavior and training.

Jo likes to organize field trips throughout the year, and this is what she had to say about this one:
“Our field trips are getting different, but this is a rare opportunity…”

Jo is personally inviting all animal lovers, rescuers, shelter staff, pet and wild life owners to join her in viewing the screening of a most moving film that debuts at the Florida Film Festival this coming week, and meet and talk with the director!

Wednesday, April 14, 3:30PM
Ticket cost is $10
Regal Winter Park, 510 N. Orlando Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789

Jo will be in the lobby prior to the screening on April 14. It would be best to purchase tickets online rather than at the movie theater. If you would like to sit with the CAT group, let Jo know. Call 407-869-1145. This is the only show for which the director and Jo will be available.

About the Movie

The Tiger Next Door
USA, 2009
87 MIN

After a surprise government inspection, big cat owner Dennis Hill is given five days to find homes for twenty-one of his “pet” tigers and bring his backyard breeding/selling operation up to code, or else the state of Indiana will shut him down permanently.

Is this the unfair persecution of an animal lover with a colorful past? Or does Dennis Hill represent all that is wrong in the world of exotic animal breeding?

As Hill hurries to relocate his Bengal tigers, his many detractors voice their concerns over not only his ability to properly care for his tigers, but also the bigger question of why more tigers live in private captivity in the United States than in the wild.

THE TIGER NEXT DOOR, the first doc feature in 8 years from the director of FFF 2001’s Prisoners in Paradise, does a masterful job of exploring the questions of the rights of individuals to own exotic pets, and how many Bengal tigers might be too many for one backyard?

This is the 19th annual Florida Film Festival, which begins Friday, April 9 2010 and continues for 10 days around Central Florida.

Produced by Enzian, the Florida Film Festival has become one of the most respected regional film events in the country, developing a reputation for its Southern hospitality amongst visiting artists, special guests, and the local community.

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