Trailer: Documentary ‘Stray’ Follows the Homeless Dogs of Istanbul

In the first trailer for the documentary “Stray,” we learn that Turkey has a “no-capture, no-kill policy,” so its capital city Istanbul is home to 100,000 stray dogs. Director Elizabeth Lo follows three homeless dogs in her new film.

Here’s the official description:

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.

The movie will be in theaters and on demand on March 5, 2021.

Since we loved Ceyda Torun’s documentary “Kedi,” about the stray cats of Istanbul, this is a must-see.

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