The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
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
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.
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:10 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2:40 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
Ad Hoc Docs Competition