This is the story of animal sheltering, which was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. It is about heroes and villains, betrayal and redemption. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.

Winner: Audience Award for Best Film, San Pedro International Film Festival. Official Selection, Torchlight Film Series. Official Selection, PBS. Redemption tells the story of the creation of the humane movement in America, the achievement of the nation’s first No Kill community by Nathan Winograd, and the spread of the No Kill philosophy across the country.

The film is ‘Animal Lover Safe’ and contains no gratuitous images. Learn more by clicking here.

The companion book to the award-winning film contains information about the activists and communities highlighted in the movie, the cast and crew, the No Kill philosophy, No Kill history, the film’s transcript, and more. It is available for free download: