Actor and Humanitarian
"The Witness is about changing your life, taking a stand for those who can't and being true to what is right. It's a call to all of us to do something, to make a difference. In a cynical world, that is something we can't be reminded of enough. I have personally screened The Witness for dozens of friends and colleagues, and have seen, first-hand, the powerful effect it has had on them."
Actor and Humanitarian
"One of the most moving documentaries I've ever seen."
Author of Animals as Teachers and Healers
"For me, The Witness is a mythic story of relationship, about how the honest and simple affection of a tiny cat grows one man's heart so big that it spills its compassion all over the city of New York. After seeing The Witness, you will never again doubt the magic of relationship -- human to human, or human to animal. There is no greater power on earth."
"We bring documentary films to the American viewer that extend far beyond the narrow scope of the popular media. The Witness is one of those films, made with the courage and commitment to speak on behalf of those who have no voice. The strength of the force to banish this provocative film is the very reason we chose to broadcast it."
YALE WISHNIK, Ph.D
California Teachers Association
"Classrooms everywhere, in and outside the schoolhouse, need to pay close attention to the message presented by Eddie Lama. His wisdom is simple, yet poignant, as he shows that nothing is more powerful than an act with a purpose and no lesson is more important than one filled with compassion. I encourage all teachers to watch this film and share it with their students."
SHEILA SCHWARTZ, Ed.D
Chair, United Federation of Teachers
Humane Education Committee
"I highly recommend the use of The Witness in secondary school classrooms. It can be used as a tool to increase knowledge and broaden understanding of the full spectrum of human attitudes and subsequent behaviors exhibited toward animals. It is an impressive documentary and we strongly endorse it."
DR. TOM RAFFIN
Co-Founder and Director Emeritus,
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
and MICHELLE RAFFIN, Author
"A compelling and novel film, crafted with sensitivity, revealing through the transformation of an American working man unacceptable cruelty to animals. This is a film for all Americans."