18 Sep 2013
Al Jazeera's Witness features the docudrama of filmmaker Demetri Sofianopoulos who tells the story of the Greek crisis through the eyes of a dog called Bruno. Following the fate of many real-life dogs in Greece, Bruno was thrown out by his owners as a result of the economic crisis. In this distinctively filmed parable, Bruno’s hardships are exquisitely portrayed to reflect the many difficulties that the people of Greece now face.
Sofianopoulos drew the inspiration to use a dog as the film’s main character from Loukanikos, the courageous stray dog that achieved worldwide fame in the 2008 Greek riots. Loukanikos was always on the frontline of protests - and on the side of the protestors.
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Editor’s Note: You might also be interested in Once Upon a Time In Athens: The Legend of The Riot Dog, which features the famous Loukanikos.