Dogs of Democracy
1hr documentary

Dogs of Democracy is a 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 the experiences of Greek citizens.

For Zournazi, Greece has become ‘the stray dog of Europe’: the dogs have become a symbol of hope for the people and for the anti-austerity movement. Filmed in Athens, the birthplace of democracy, the documentary offers a universal story about love and loyalty and what we might learn from animals.

Production Company: Jotz
Executive Producer: Tom Zubrycki
Writer/Director: Mary Zournazi
Sound design & mix: David McCarthy
Colour grade: Rob Sarroff