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Copywriter/Researcher/Co-Producer: Rahmah Ghazali (ghazali.rahmah@gmail.com) Twitter: @rahmahghazali
DP/Visual Editor/Co-Producer: Hisyam Salleh (hisyamsalleh@me.com) Twitter: @saifulhisyam

Shooting using the 5D Mark III. In post-production I'm using Adobe Premiere CS6 for online editing.

Storyline:

Mohammad Azmi, a 55-year-old former contractor, has dedicated his life to rescuing stray dogs and cats, despite living in a country where dogs, especially, are considered taboo, filthy and un- Islamic. The Muslims who care for dogs are usually frowned upon, let alone touch and feed them.

However for Mohammad Azmi, who is fondly known as Pak Mie, his love for these animals is unconditional, as he, with the help from his wife, splurge their savings on the stray animals by providing a shelter, food and medication on daily basis, apart getting donations from concerned citizens. To date, he has rescued more than a whopping 600 stray animals, a figure that no other licensed shelters have ever accommodated.

This also means that they have to lead a simple life; so simple that they sleep in the car parked outside the shelter that they built just to make sure that no one harms the animals during the night.
Pak Mie’s activity has however attracted the attention from the local council, which in the other hand, usually resorts to killing the strays instead of putting them at animal shelters.

Although Pak Mie knows that he will never get anything in return by sacrificing his normal life, he is hopeful that he will continue to do so until his last breath.

For more information about Pak Mie please visit pakmieshelter.blogspot.com/ or his Facebook (managed by his son) facebook.com/pakmieshelter or facebook.com/pakmieshelterpage

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Spanish translation by JBeigbeder

A Stray Hero (Un Héroe de la Calle)

Filmada usando la Canon 5D Mark III. Para la post-produccion he utilizado Adobe Premiere CS6 para la edición de video.

Argumento:

Mohammad Azmi, un ex-contratista de 55 años, ha dedicado su vida a rescatar perros y gatos extraviados a pesar de vivir en una ciudad donde los perros, especialmente, están considerados tabú, inmundos y antiislámicos. Los musulmanes que se preocupan de los perros son especialmente mal vistos y mucho más los que los tocan y alimentan.

Sin embargo para Mohammad Azmi, quien es conocido cariñosamente como Pak Mie, su amor por estos animales es incodicional, como él, con la ayuda de su mujer, gastan sus ahorros en los animales callejeros facilitándoles un refugio, alimentos y medicinas como necesidades diarias, además consiguen donaciones de ciudadanos concienciados. Hasta la fecha, ha rescatado la friolera de 600 animales extraviados, una cifra que otros refugios con licencia no han conseguido igualar.

Esto significa que ellos tienen que llevar una vida sencilla; tan básica que ellos duermen en el coche aparcado fuera del refugio que ellos mismos construyeron para vigilar que nadie hiera a los animales durante la noche.
Sin embargo la actividad de Pak Mie atrajo la atención del Consejo Local, el que por otro lado, recurre a sacrificar a los callejeros en vez de entregarlos a los refugios de animales.

Aunque Park Mie sabe que nunca obtendrá nada a cambio de sacrificar su vida por ellos, espera continuar haciéndolo hasta su último suspiro.

Para más información acerca de Park Mie por favor visita pakmieshelter.blogspot.com/ o su dirección de Facebook (gestionada por su hijo) facebook.com/pakmieshelter

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Spanish subtitle by Javier (vimeo.com/jbeigbeder) You can download the subtitle here goo.gl/QkOKQ

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