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The poor horses forced to pull carriages and schlep mostly tourists around the loop in Central Park are the subject of a documentary called Blinders. It delves into the evils inherent in horse-drawn carriages and the increasing public debate the gimmicky industry is causing. In 2006 there was at three dramatic accidents that received widespread media exposure and focused some attention on the fading tradition. The film plans to give viewers the real behind the scenes look “through original footage taken with hidden cameras and interviews with carriage drivers, veterinarians, accident witnesses, animal rights activists, politicians, tourists, residents who live near the horses and people who have rescued NYC carriage horses from slaughter.” It will be screened in the city on March 20th as well as other cities. Check the official website for more information. |Cinematical|