"Mesmerizing. A captivating and immersive documentary.” - Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine

"STRAY, like KEDI, is a provocative essay about how we treat our fellow animals, human and non-human like." - Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary 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 refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing. (Magnolia Pictures)

Awards & Nominations
Winner - Best International Feature Documentary - Hot Docs 
Nominee - Truer Than Fiction Award - Film Independent Spirit Awards
Nominee - Best First Documentary Feature - Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Nominee - Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film - Cinema Eye 

Nominee - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography - Cinema Eye