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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Vios – A Documentary About Our Dog’s Fight With Cancer


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

“At which point do you let go?…” – This is the central question of “Vios”, a short documentary that tracks the last days of a dog suffering from terminal cancer and how its owners struggle with the critical decision: whether or not to euthanise her.  Shot over a 6-month period by the owners, Wendy and Ler, this intimate documentary is an unfettered access into the lives of the filmmakers, exposing their deepest vulnerabilities in face of this crisis, which had crushed their finances and strained their relationship.  Through their personal story, Wendy and Ler hope to create more awareness for dogs with cancer in Singapore and around the world.

They started filming since Vios was diagnosed with cancer in late 2014, using a combination of their smartphones and an old DSLR.  Their intention was just to collect memories, and maybe create a canine cancer awareness video to benefit other pet owners facing the same plights.  However, after Vios’ passing, they were too emotionally distraught to do anything. Only now, in 2018, more than 3 years after her passing, they are able to revisit the footage.  They discovered a lot of powerful and intimate moments which they didn’t even know they had.  After much discussion, they decided that the only way to do justice to the memory of Vios was to expand the project and create a documentary to tell her story.

As of August 1st, this project has raised $4,200 of their $4,406 goal. This project has 14 days left to raise the $4,406 or it will not be funded.  For a pledge of $5, you will get a social media shoutout.  For a pledge of $50, you will get a digital link to watch the film.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/viosfilm/vios-a-documentary-about-our-dogs-fight-with-cance?

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