You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Shadow Trade’ wins Humane Society award

Canine doc to receive $20,000 animal content grant

The Humane Society of the United States has tapped Richard Elson’s “Shadow Trade,” centering on trafficking of Thai street dogs, as winner of its $20,000 documentary grant for animal content in entertainment.

“Shadow” was chosen from more than 60 entries from 20 countries. It follows the covert work of a British journalist who ventures deep into an underground world with the hope of advancing stricter laws and more protection for dogs in Southeast Asia.

The panel of judges were from HBO Documentary Films, Sundance Channel, Participant Media, Documentary Channel, Cineflix Productions, Gravitas Ventures and Green Planet Films.

Runner up was “Horsepower,” which looks at the crucial role horses have played in the formation of America and the issues facing their welfare today. Past winners of the grant include “The Eyes of Thailand,” narrated by Ashley Judd, “One Lucky Elephant,” which aired on the OWN network, and “The Elephant in the Living Room.”

More Film

  • 'Antiporno' Review

    Film Review: 'Antiporno'

    The Humane Society of the United States has tapped Richard Elson’s “Shadow Trade,” centering on trafficking of Thai street dogs, as winner of its $20,000 documentary grant for animal content in entertainment. “Shadow” was chosen from more than 60 entries from 20 countries. It follows the covert work of a British journalist who ventures deep […]

  • Nicholas Hoult Current War

    Film News Roundup: Shooting Wraps on Nicholas Hoult's 'Tolkien' Biopic

    The Humane Society of the United States has tapped Richard Elson’s “Shadow Trade,” centering on trafficking of Thai street dogs, as winner of its $20,000 documentary grant for animal content in entertainment. “Shadow” was chosen from more than 60 entries from 20 countries. It follows the covert work of a British journalist who ventures deep […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Casts Future of Fox

    Disney-Fox Deal Casts Future of Fox Studio Lot Into Doubt

    The Humane Society of the United States has tapped Richard Elson’s “Shadow Trade,” centering on trafficking of Thai street dogs, as winner of its $20,000 documentary grant for animal content in entertainment. “Shadow” was chosen from more than 60 entries from 20 countries. It follows the covert work of a British journalist who ventures deep […]

  • Loveless Movie Wild Bunch

    Oscars: Nine Films Advance in Foreign-Language Race

    The Humane Society of the United States has tapped Richard Elson’s “Shadow Trade,” centering on trafficking of Thai street dogs, as winner of its $20,000 documentary grant for animal content in entertainment. “Shadow” was chosen from more than 60 entries from 20 countries. It follows the covert work of a British journalist who ventures deep […]

  • Andy Muschietti

    'It' Director Andy Muschietti Eyed for 'Electric State' From Russo Brothers

    The Humane Society of the United States has tapped Richard Elson’s “Shadow Trade,” centering on trafficking of Thai street dogs, as winner of its $20,000 documentary grant for animal content in entertainment. “Shadow” was chosen from more than 60 entries from 20 countries. It follows the covert work of a British journalist who ventures deep […]

  • Could Fox Acquisition Finally Make Disney

    Could Fox Acquisition Finally Make Disney an Awards Power Player?

    The Humane Society of the United States has tapped Richard Elson’s “Shadow Trade,” centering on trafficking of Thai street dogs, as winner of its $20,000 documentary grant for animal content in entertainment. “Shadow” was chosen from more than 60 entries from 20 countries. It follows the covert work of a British journalist who ventures deep […]

  • 'Beyond Skyline' Review

    Film Review: 'Beyond Skyline'

    The Humane Society of the United States has tapped Richard Elson’s “Shadow Trade,” centering on trafficking of Thai street dogs, as winner of its $20,000 documentary grant for animal content in entertainment. “Shadow” was chosen from more than 60 entries from 20 countries. It follows the covert work of a British journalist who ventures deep […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content