Austin-based director Nancy Schiesari’s Canine Soldiers details the vital role Military Working Dogs play in locating improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in war zone. The documentary examines the training Military Working Dogs undergo before they are paired with a handler. Schiesari also profiles two handlers, Sgt. Marcin Radwin and Sgt. Danielle Jennings, and looks at their deep bond with their Military Working Dogs. A professor at the University of Texas, Nancy Schiesari previously directed the documentaries Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill and Tattooed Under Fire. Canine Soldiers will screen in 3D at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Alamo Drafthouse Village and in 2D at 5:30 pm. Oct. 17 at the Rollins Theatre during the Austin Film Festival. Canine Soldiers also will screen in 3D at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas, CMB Studio 4C.
Aired: Oct. 13, 2016
Web sites: https://www.austinfilmfestival.com/, http://caninesoldiersfilm.com and https://www.facebook.com/CanineSoldiers