A special streamed viewing of the film War Horse is being held next weekend to raise funds for equine charity Brooke USA.
War Horse is available from Friday, June 24 through to Sunday, June 26, on a designated, private access sub-channel of the Equus Film Festival streaming network. The viewing is part of the second edition of “Films for a Cause”, an initiative of Brooke USA. This month the charity is honoring the work of Brooke founder Dorothy Brooke.
War Horse is a 2011 war film based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and its 2007 stage adaptation. Set before and during World War I, it tells of the journey of Joey, a bay Irish Hunter horse raised by British teenager Albert, as he is bought by the British Army, leading him to encounter numerous individuals and owners throughout Europe, all the while experiencing the tragedies of the war happening around him.
This movie is deeply intertwined with the founding of Brooke USA’s sister organization, Brooke: Action for Working Horses and Donkeys. The fate of the former WWI horses who experienced such devastating abandonment and suffering, is illustrated in this epic saga of the journey of Joey. He stands for every horse abandoned and left without respite post-war. It was Dorothy Brooke who felt a strong urge to seek out these horses and do whatever was needed to ease their suffering. She went on to find hundreds of horses desperately in need of help and established the Brooke Hospital for the Animals in 1934.
There are three levels of admission:
- General admission is $35 and includes one device access code.
- VIP Admission includes one access code and delivery of an exclusive Caroline’s Cakes (one of Oprah’s Favorite Things) for $165.
- Premier VIP Admission includes one access code and delivery of an exclusive Caroline’s Cakes, a bottle of Cugini Winery’s Bubbly Traditional Champagne and Mottra caviar for the ticket cost of $250.