Director, Juan Agustín Márquez accepts an Emmy for his documentary '100,000'.
Thanks to Gerardo Rodriguez, producer and DP and my brother in law. To my wife Mari Rodriguez and to my family.
Thank you so much for the Emmy.
We set out to change the world with this film. To change the world starting with our Island, Puerto Rico. 100,000 represents a specific number of dogs that live on the streets of our Island Nation. But the idea behind the title of the film was more complex than that.
What I truly wanted was to reach 100,000 people, HUMANS, with the message of the film. I wanted 100,000 people to sign a pledge at the end of the film to learn about humane treatment for animals, specially dogs. To pledge that they will take care of their pets for as long as they live.
We have a long way to get to reach our goal and I will not rest until I get my 100,000 people to pledge for Puerto Rico's dogs. This will take me a while but I will get it done.
Thank you, this will help save many dogs lives.