You may not be a donkey lover or even think twice about them, but a new documentary gets up close and personal to give the humble beast its due.
Do Donkeys Act narrated by Willem Dafoe — who happens to have a soft spot for the often under-appreciated animals —introduces us to donkeys recovering from abuse and neglect in sanctuaries across the U.K, Ireland, Canada, and the U.S.  
The idea to pay homage to donkeys came about after filmmakers Ashley Sabin and David Redmon were finishing up an intense production in Russia.
“We frankly just didn’t want to put our camera on human beings. We wanted animals,” Sabin tells The Current’s Friday host Piya Chattopadhyay.
She explains that after hearing the incredible sounds of the donkeys online, they both knew they had to make this film.
To delve into the true world the donkey lives in, viewers are asked to “step into their shade” — a …