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World Animal Awareness Society Capturing Compassion after Crisis in Haiti
Tom McPhee of the World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S) will be in the disaster zone in Haiti to capture compassion after crisis while the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) team provides aid to the animals.
January 30, 2010 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- Tom McPhee of the World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S) will be in the disaster zone in Haiti to capture compassion after crisis while the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) team provides aid to the animals. Two weeks after the devastating earthquake, Tom McPhee will be pointing a lens at the animal rescue efforts now underway including daily briefings with the ARCH team. Tom will be in Haiti over the next two weeks documenting the animal relief efforts.
Tom will be going in with the ARCH team headed by SODOPRECA and consisting of members of WSPA and IFAW. We will be part of a convoy that leaves early Monday morning the 1st of February to cross the boarder into Haiti and the earthquake zone. They have already made one trip in and back and told me of the total devastation that awaits us. Tom was asked to load up on water and treats for the people we encounter. For the work to go smoothly it is important to help the people as well for they truly are all in great need. In the truck Tom will be travelling will be 4 other animal rescue members, we are to be in country for nearly a week - embedded if you will. There is a convoy from the UN we will be joining up with who will also provide some umbrella protection.
About Tom McPhee, Founder of the WA2S – Prior to founding the World Animal Awareness Society, Tom McPhee has been an award winning producer and director of film, tv, multi-language interactive media, as well as a specialty film/media distributor. Tom McPhee is the owner of 2 media companies, Cave Studio & Man Smiling Moving Pictures (http://www.mansmilingmovingpictures.com). Over the last 4 years, buoyed by his documentary, An American Opera: The Greatest Pet Rescue Ever! (http://www.anamericanopera.com) Tom has organically navigated toward developing filmed content with a focus on animal/pet-centric themes. Tom served as producer and host/character on two animal-centric TV shows in 2009 for Canada’s The Pet Network.
About the World Animal Awareness Society - World Animal Awareness Society is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Michigan for the purpose of filming contemporary human-animal interactions at the point of intersection, to be shared with the world through broadcast relationships in the form of compelling documentaries and TV shows, and seeding educational institutions with the raw “intellectual property” to be used for study-analysis as well as to mark a point in time for permanent archive. The mission of the World Animal Awareness Society is to focus a lens on a wide range of human-animal interactions in order to have a filmed record of our behavior in expectation that it will lead to greater human awareness. Visit the World Animal Awareness Society online today to make a donation in support of our efforts (http://www.WA2S.org).
More information or schedule an interview with Tom McPhee from Haiti contact:
Tom McPhee mycavestudio@
If anyone is interested in doing an interview before Tom goes in, tomorrow is the day.
Page Updated Last on: Feb 11, 2010