Stray (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 12m

STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. 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. Director Elizabeth Lo’s award-winning film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.

Bonus Content

STRAY x North Shore Animal League

Q & A with STRAY director Elizabeth Lo and North Shore Animal League’s Joanne Yohannan, moderated by film critic Tomris Laffly.

STRAY Filmmakers Conversation

Director Elizabeth Lo and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rachel Grady (Detropia, The Queen of Versailles, Jesus Camp) discuss Stray.

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