Because there are a number of rescue agencies set up for dogs and cats, The Sanctuary’s primary focus is on other creatures in need of help… and in particular animals that have been ill-treated.
The Sanctuary has provided a safe haven for a wide variety of animals including donkeys, pigs, goats, cows, battery hens & turkeys, native birds, parrots, ducks, dogs & cats, turtles, a miniature horse, and hedgehogs.
All of these animals were suffering from neglect or direct abuse, and desperately needed a good home with lots of tender loving care. Once these beautiful animals realize that they won’t be hurt any more, they become the most gentle and caring companions with amazing personalities.
Frequently a dog or any other animal is bought without any knowledge of the specie. Every animal has certain needs and demands for care. They have feelings and they are not just a thing Buying a phone on impulse doesn't harm anyone. Realising you should not have bought a dog is a different story.
Eddie spends her pocket money obsessively hoarding fireworks and carefully planning for cracker night. When it finally it arrives, Eddie and her family head to the local football oval. In the frosty air Eddie lights the fuse of her first cracker and experiences a pivotal moment, one of the seemingly small experiences of childhood, that affects us for the rest of our lives.
Set in the 1980s, Cracker Bag is a gentle suburban observation which subtly reflects a disenchanting prelude to the coming of age.
Winner of the Palme D'Or - Short Film Cannes Film Festival 2003
Directed by Glendyn Ivin, Produced by Jane Liscombe, Director of Photography Greig Fraser, Edited by JAck Hutchings