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Stray Dogs is the beautifully crafted and moving story of Gol Ghoti, Zahed and Twiggy - a girl, a boy and a dog in Afghanistan, just after the war has ended in 2001. 

Stray Dogs is the beautifully crafted and moving story of Gol Ghoti, Zahed and Twiggy - a girl, a boy and a dog in Afghanistan, just after the war has ended in 2001. 

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Stray Dogs is the beautifully crafted and moving story of Gol Ghoti, Zahed and Twiggy - a girl, a boy and a dog in Afghanistan, just after the war has ended in 2001. The film is written and directed by Marziyeh Meshkini, the Iranian director of The Day I Became a Woman, and premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, where it won the 'Premo Open'.  In Stray Dogs  Meshkini gives us insight into post-Taliban Afghan life and focuses on the effects of abject misery, poverty and oppression on the lives of women and children.


Gol Ghoti (around 5 years old) and her older brother Zahed live on the streets of Kabul. Their father, a Taliban, is in prison after having been away for more than five years. At night they stay with their mother, who is in another prison, where she awaits a trial for adultery - she married another believing her first husband was dead. The children spend the night in prison with their mother, and during the day rummage through garbage in search of something useful they can sell. 

Meshkini uses a documentary, neo-realist style to film Afghan life after the Taliban, referring to the films made about the raw life in post-war Italy. The trio of strays - Zahed, Gol Ghoti and their dog - represents an entire people searching for a means of survival in a world of confusion and strife.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Marziyeh Meshkini filmography
  • Text interview with Marziyeh Meshkini


Stray Dogs is the beautifully crafted and moving story of Gol Ghoti, Zahed and Twiggy - a girl, a boy and a dog in Afghanistan, just after the war has ended in 2001. The film is written and directed by Marziyeh Meshkini, the Iranian director of The Day I Became a Woman, and premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, where it won the 'Premo Open'.  In Stray Dogs  Meshkini gives us insight into post-Taliban Afghan life and focuses on the effects of abject misery, poverty and oppression on the lives of women and children.


Gol Ghoti (around 5 years old) and her older brother Zahed live on the streets of Kabul. Their father, a Taliban, is in prison after having been away for more than five years. At night they stay with their mother, who is in another prison, where she awaits a trial for adultery - she married another believing her first husband was dead. The children spend the night in prison with their mother, and during the day rummage through garbage in search of something useful they can sell. 

Meshkini uses a documentary, neo-realist style to film Afghan life after the Taliban, referring to the films made about the raw life in post-war Italy. The trio of strays - Zahed, Gol Ghoti and their dog - represents an entire people searching for a means of survival in a world of confusion and strife.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Marziyeh Meshkini filmography
  • Text interview with Marziyeh Meshkini


Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5021866313306
Catalogue Number ART313DVD
Subtitle a film by Marziyeh Meshkini
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2004
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Artificial Eye
Countries Iran/France
Aspect ratio Enhanced for widescreen TVs
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles English
Language(s) Farsi
Running time 90 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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