BIFF 2020
Documentaire Extraordinaire
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Stray

USA/ 2020/ 1 t. 13 min.
LANGUAGE:
tyrkisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Elizabeth Lo
WRITER:
Elizabeth Lo
PRODUCER:
Elizabeth Lo, Shane Boris
Istanbul and Turkey in social and political flux – as seen through the eyes of three stray dogs

In this remarkable documentary, the audience is taken on a guided tour of Istanbul led by three stray dogs. As we witness the playful and loyal interactions of the dogs up close, we are also introduced to a largely hidden world of child drug abuse, young Syrian refugees living on the streets and roving gangs of kids who treat the dogs as old pals. Thus, while the viewers are initially stunned by the dogs’ level of trust in the film team, what lingers is STRAY’s unique perspective on Turkey in the midst of tumultuous changes.

Elizabeth Lo

Elizabeth Lo (Hong Kong/USA) STRAY is Lo’s first feature documentary.