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A film about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them...
A universal story about love and loyalty.
"A powerful film narrative, the stray dogs of central Athens are transformed from mere symbols of a peculiar freedom to witnesses of a heart-wrenching human crisis." - Yanis
Varoufakis, Greek economist, academic and politician
Dogs of Democracy is a documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. Filmmaker Mary Zournazi explores life on the streets through the eyes of the dogs and peoples' experience. Shot on location in Athens, the birthplace of democracy, the documentary is about how Greece has become the 'stray dogs of Europe', and how the dogs have become a symbol of hope for the people and for the anti-austerity movement. A universal story about love and loyalty and what we might learn from animals.
DOGS OF DEMOCRACY TRAILER
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Best Documentary - 2017 Imagine This Women's International Film Festival, Brooklyn NY
of Activism Award, Nevada Women's Film Festival
Impact Documentary Award
Spotlight Documentary Award
Shortlisted Telling Tales International Film and Audio Festival
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Mary Zournazi is an Australian author, philosopher, and filmmaker. She wrote, directed and filmed Dogs of Democracy (2016), which is an essay style documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. She is the author of several books including Hope - New Philosophies for Change and Inventing Peace with the German filmmaker Wim Wenders. She teaches in the sociology program at the University of New South Wales, Australia.