DOGS OF DEMOCRACY REVIEWED
“Dogs of Democracy” follows the raging problem of stray dogs in Greece. The documentary highlights a group in Athens, as they take care of the dogs and how they’re becoming a symbol of hope. Somehow, the same group is using them as mascots for the anti-austerity movement in Europe. If you just like looking at doggos, this will do it for you. However, there’s a healthy amount of global politics for a documentary that runs under an hour. Naturally, I expect it to elude your kids and elderly parents.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 6/26/18
The Plot Thus Far
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.