Tue 23 Mar 2021 - Sun 25 Apr 2021
Available on demand
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Dir. Elizabeth Lo | 72 mins
Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life —and their own canine culture.
Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparatelives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them.
Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.
Join us on Tue 23 Mar for a special preview screening of STRAY followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Elizabeth Lo hosted by Edith Bowman. Buy you Q&A ticket here and watch it any time on Tue 23 Mar.
After this special film event, the film will be available to rent from Fri 26 Mar. Buy your rental pass here >>