Stray

Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals, NiSHA

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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 disparate lives 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 acts as a window into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. STRAY is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.


In addition to the Q&A available in the box to the right, you can also access a fantastic panel with director Elizabeth Lo, Executive Director of Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program Chris Green, Executive Director of Cinema St. Louis Cliff Froehlich, and CEO and Co-Founder of Safe Humane Cynthia Bathurst. The panel is moderated by multiple Emmy-Award-winning television/radio personality Jeanne Sparrow.


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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    72 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Elizabeth Lo
  • Producer
    Elizabeth Lo and Shane Boris