10th London Greek Film Festival: 14-20 May 2017 - Films


Dogs of Democracy by Mary Zournazi. 58’. Australia, Greece. 2016. UK Premiere. Documentary.


Original Title: Dogs of Democracy

English Title: Dogs of Democracy

Greek Title: -

Duration:  58 min

Country of origin: Australia/Greece

Director: Mary Zournazi

Producer: Tom Zubrycki

Production Company / Companies: Independent Production

Brief synopsis in English: 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 in location in Athens, the birthplace of democracy, the documentary is about how Greece have 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.

Brief synopsis in Greek: -

Release Date: October 2016

Original Format: 16:9

Credits (music, cast etc):

Director: Mary Zournazi

Writer: Mary Zournazi

Camera: Mary Zournazi

Editor: Peter Crombie

Music: K. BHTA

Producer: Tom Zubrycki

Original Language(s):  English narration with Greek

English Subtitles: Yes for Greek Language

Previous screenings / festivals worldwide:
Nevada Women’s Festival (Winner Spirit of Activism Award)
Gdansk Documentary Festival Poland
Ethnografilm Festival Paris
Awards and nominations: Winner: Spirit of Activism Award, Nevada Women’s Festival










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