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USA, Turkey, Hong Kong | 2020 | 72 min. | V / G


USA, Turkey, Hong Kong | 2020 | 72 min. | V / G


“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.


LANGUAGE: Turkish, Arabic
SUBTITLES: Lithuanian, English



2020 Tribeca Film Festival

2020 Hamptons Film Festival

2020 DOC NYC

2020 SFFILM Doc Stories

Presented by

Director: Elizabeth Lo

Cinematography: Elizabeth Lo

Editing: Elizabeth Lo

Producers: Elizabeth Lo, Shane Boris

Elizabeth Lo


2020 - Stray