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Film available to watch February 23, 1PM - February 25, 1PM PT via Eventive

Stay Tuned for post credit Conversation with director Elizabeth Lo

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary 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 refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.

How to watch

  • The film will be available to watch February 23, 1pm until February 25, 1pm via Eventive
  • RSVP beginning February 19, 1pm by clicking the button above and/or in the invite email
  • RSVP's must be received by 10:00am on February 23
  • The watch link will be sent at or shortly before 1:00pm PT on February 23 from noreply@eventive.org 
  • Conversation with director Elizabeth Lo will play immediately after the film
  • This screening WILL count toward your member screening allotments

Further details on how to watch on Eventive may be found here.

Event Details

Date: Feb 23 1:00 p.m. to Feb 25 - 1:00 p.m. RSVP Window Passed

director, Elizabeth Lo

Elizabeth Lo is an award-winning filmmaker. Her work has been broadcast and showcased internationally, including at the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs, True/False, BAMCinemafest, New York Times Op-Docs, and PBS' POV. Elizabeth was named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine in 2015 and was featured in the 2015 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase at Cannes Lion. She was selected for the New York Film Festival Artist Academy in 2018 and the Locarno Film Festival Filmmakers Academy in 2019. Elizabeth's work has played at over 100 film festivals and has won numerous awards. Her short films include Hotel 22 (2015), Bisonhead (2016), Mother’s Day (2017), The Disclosure President (2016),Notesfrom Buena Vista (2016), Treasure Island (2014), and Last Stop in Santa Rosa (2013). In 2017, her collected shorts were released by Video Project as a DVD, The Short Films of Elizabeth Lo, for distribution to educational institutions and libraries around the world. Elizabeth was born and raised in Hong Kong and holds a B.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an M.F.A. from Stanford University. STRAY is her feature film debut.

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