M. Gandhi “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Stories of people and dogs searching for love.
The main characters of the film are Zoya and Maria. They are women who have both dedicated their lives to saving dogs, albeit in a different way. The film also observes the lives of 3 dogs, one on the streets of Bulgaria, one purebred inside a house and a dog in an animal shelter, which is lucky to be adopted in Germany.
The film is narrated through both canine and the human perspective. How much does the life of Bulgarian dogs tell us about humankind and ourselves?
With this film I would like to raise awareness about the plight of street dogs, so that there is a push for long term reasonable solutions. To me humankind’s intellectual and technological development is not sufficient. Our current approach to stray dogs reflects our global approach to life and, it's driving the planet against the wall. We need to develop kindness and sensitivity to one another and the beings we share this planet with in order to develop compassionate solutions and sustainable ways of sharing our limited space with other creatures. Our everyday choices are the path that will lead us this way. How we deal with the ones closest to us - purebred or stray, human or non-human – is the key to resolving the problem.
Feature length film
Director: Ilina Perianova
Developed at: BDC 2012