URI TodayWednesday, December 11, 2013
Film professor on Today Show about her documentary
A University of Rhode Island film professor appeared on national TV yesterday in a segment on the Today Show about her film Reliance, the story of a Rhode Island state trooper who trains pound dogs for search and rescue.
Mary Healey Jamiel, an associate professor of Communication Studies and Film/Media in the Harrington School of Communication and Media, was featured in the story, along with Matthew Zarrella, a Rhode Island state police sergeant who saves dogs from animal shelters and trains them to be search and rescue K9s.
“I feel like it’s the ultimate second-chance story,’’ Jamiel says in the TODAY story, which aired at 8:40 a.m. “Here are these dogs that are discarded, and now they can...