The world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul.


Elizabeth Lo


Elizabeth Lo
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Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on 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 companions in the security guards who care for her. The strays' disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians with whom they share the streets.

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Before we go extinct
16 February 2021 | by atilla-73793See all my reviews

Thank you for portraying the realities of being an Istanbul citizen. Thank you for the healing power this documentary provided me Its the best documentary since Samsara I live in the loneliest country in the World. Fear has seperated us from the rest. The stray is our collective hunger for love. Thank you for reminding

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5 March 2021 (USA) See more »

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Istanbul, Turkey


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$4,671, 7 March 2021

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