Coming to select theatres, virtual cinemas, and VOD today, Friday, March 5:
Tribeca 2020 (unscreened)
DOC NYC, Hot Docs, London, Bergen, RIDM, Stockholm, San Diego Asian
A dogs’-eye view of Istanbul.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
In Istanbul, stray dogs are an everyday part of the fabric of the community, belonging to no one and everyone at the same time. Among them are the expressive, independent Zeytin; the friendly Nazar; and the shy puppy, Kartal. But the Turkish city is home to human strays as well, as Zeytin and her friends bond with a trio of young Syrian refugees. Elizabeth Lo’s assured feature debut tracks the canines through the city’s streets, capturing their experiences and generating deep empathy without resorting to simple anthropomorphism.