classified 18 S

Please note: This was streaming on Dogwoof in April 2021

Elizabeth Lo
Primary language

Through the eyes of three dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security.

Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on 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 companions in the security guards who care for her. The strays’ disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians with whom they share the streets.

An intimate portrait of the life of a city and its people, Stray is the ultimate love letter to dogs and a critical observation of human civilisation through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.