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Series:New Release Films
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Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:72 minutes
Director:Elizabeth Lo
Year Released:2021
Production Country:Turkey


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"Mesmerizing. A captivating and immersive documentary." —Filmmaker Magazine

"Stirring. A howling success." —Hollywood Reporter

"Stray, like Kedi, is a provocative essay about how we treat our fellow animals, human and non-human like." —POV Magazine

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the stretes 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 disparate lives of Seytin, 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.

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