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Gateway Guardians Premieres Sunday
Q&A with documentary’s director Rebecca Ormond


Gateway Guardians director Rebecca Ormond. The film premieres on Sunday, July 18 in St. Louis.

On July 18, Gateway Guardians, a documentary about a handful of scrappy volunteers feeding and rescuing stray dogs in a blighted East St. Louis neighborhood, premieres. Filmed almost entirely by flipcam-wielding rescue and foster volunteers and Webster University film students, the documentary provides a moving, dog’s-eye-view of street packs and loners and their unorthodox saviors. We spoke with the film’s director, professor and independent filmmaker, Rebecca Ormond during the final days of editing to learn how this story reached the screen.




Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom.

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Thumbnail photo: Rebecca Ormond with her dog Moxie.