Halima Ouardiri
Canada, Morocco
2019
18
minutes
French
spoken
English
subtitles

Events

April 23, 2020
10:00 am
April 23, 2020
11:45 am

This film’s screening in the Doc Day program will be followed by a Skype Q&A with the director.

Winner of the 2020 Berlinale Crystal Bear for best short film in the Youth Jury Generation 14plus section and the Special Prize of the Generation 14plus International Jury for the Best Short Film

In a refuge in Morocco, time seems to stand still for the 750 stray dogs waiting to be adopted; their lives following a precise, prison-like routine. They groom, they growl, they feed, and relax in the sun. Then the routine happens all over again the next day.

Themes: issues of migration, incarceration, treatment of animals and refugees

Advisory: There are instances of dogs growling at each other, which draws a comparison between the plight of caged dogs to the treatment of refugees.

 

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