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Dogs of Democracy Screening- A Documentary by Dr Mary Zournazi

Dogs of Democracy Screening- A Documentary by Dr Mary Zournazi

Dogs of Democracy is an essay-style documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them.  Author and first-time 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 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 and peoples’ timeless quest for democracy.

The film will be screened at AFTRS theatre on Wednesday 14 December 2016 at 6.30pm. Entry is free. The trailer of the film can be viewed via this link.

"As Mary Zournazi's inspiring film shows, the big-hearted dogs of Athens, and the generous Greeks behind them, are able to shine a light for us in the midst of the present neoliberal darkness." - JM Coetzee

'Through Mary Zournazi's powerful film narrative, the stray dogs of central Athens are transformed from mere symbols of a peculiar freedom to witnesses of a heart-wrenching human crisis. Cynicism has now acquired a new meaning'. 

'A terrific film. It weaves the story of the dogs through Greece's recent political history, and more importantly, a sense of the joys of struggle'
Professor Michael Hardt
Duke University


9 Dec 2016


Dr Mary Zournazi