Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

We Don't Deserve Dogs

Year: 2020
Country: USA, CHILE, UGANDA, PERU, ITALY, TURKEY, PAKISTAN, FINLAND, ROMANIA, VIETNAM, NEPAL, UNITED KINGDOM
Language: English, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Finnish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Nepali, Romanian
Run Time: 84 minutes

We Don't Deserve Dogs
We Don't Deserve Dogs
We Don't Deserve Dogs
We Don't Deserve Dogs
We Don't Deserve Dogs

Everyone knows dogs are man’s best friend, but what did we do to deserve their undying love? Spanning 11 countries and nine languages, WE DON’T DESERVE DOGS tracks the bond between humans and pups across the planet. Some help former child soldiers cope with their PTSD. Others herd sheep or hunt truffles. Little white, fluffy pooches in tutus get birthday parties thrown in their honor, while brave street dogs seek love and attention where they can. Whether an owner or simply an admirer, each human subject shares their own unique relationship with the dogs in their lives. Viewed as our friend, family, savior, employee, and sometimes even as food, dogs have permeated our way of life in more ways than we know. Despite our cultural differences, there is something universal about loving—and losing—dogs, which this globe-trotting documentary pinpoints through a diverse range of personal stories and stunning cinematography. (In English, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Finnish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Nepali, and Romanian with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF44 Screenings

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:10 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Competition
Ad Hoc Docs Competition

Director

Director
Matthew Salleh

Producer
Rose Tucker

Cinematography
Matthew Salleh

Editing
Matthew Salleh, Rose Tucker

Film Contact

This film is presented in loving memory of JACK CONYERS

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