DOGS OF DEMOCRACY

DOGS OF DEMOCRACY 15+

Credits

Director

Mary Zournazi

Producer

Mary Zournazi, Tom Zubrycki

Writer

Mary Zournazi

Country

Australia, 2016

Running Time

57mins

Category

Documentary

Language

English and Greek with English subtitles

A reminder that humanity can have four legs.

Greek-Australian philosopher and filmmaker Mary Zournazi gets a dogs-eye view of modern Greece, a country still emerging from the grip of a crisis that touched each and every citizen. Among those citizens are the stray dogs proliferating the streets of Athens that inadvertently became the bearers of peace and kindness.

Arriving in Athens for the first time, Zournazi finds a city in chaos where riots and teargas were becoming part of the everyday. But, among it all, there was one constant that showed the true heart of its people – the dogs.

An unescapable part of the landscape, Athens’ dogs are cared for by those with only just enough for themselves – volunteers, homeless people, community groups and passers-by. Amid all the disorder and confusion, these dogs of democracy are bringing the Greek people together again.


Φτάνοντας, για πρώτη φορά, στην Αθήνα η Ελληνο-Αυστραλή Μαίρη Ζουρνάζη έρχεται αντιμέτωπη με μια χαώδη κατάσταση, όπου κυριαρχούν οι διαδηλώσεις, η βία και τα δακρυγόνα. Στους χαώδεις δρόμους της πόλης ξεχωρίζουν τα αμέτρητα αδέσποτα σκυλιά, και γίνονται η αφορμή, ώστε ο κόσμος της Αθήνας, να ανακαλύψει ο ένας τον άλλο. 

BRISBANE Sessions

Friday 13 October, 5:00 pm

Palace Barracks
Screens with Kissing?

SYDNEY Sessions

Saturday 14 October, 3:30 pm

Palace Norton Street
Followed by Q&A with director Mary Zournazi

Monday 16 October, 6:45 pm

Palace Norton Street

MELBOURNE Sessions

Saturday 21 October, 3:30 pm

Palace Cinema Como
Followed by Q&A with director Mary Zournazi

CANBERRA Sessions

Sunday 22 October, 3:30 pm

Palace Electric
Followed by Q&A with director Mary Zournazi