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The director of Stray, Elizabeth Lo, is nominated for the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards.
(Synopsis from the website): 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. Director Elizabeth Lo’s award-winning film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.
First off, how is your stay in Hong Kong and Are there any differences with that country and the states when it comes to dealing with COVID-19?
What was the genesis of your documentary feature Stray?
What challenges did you face while filming Stray?
What is your favorite moment in the documentary and why?
What is the biggest surprise that you experienced after directing Stray?
Between the three dogs, Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal, which one do you relate to more personality-wise?
After filming Stray, how has this experience affected your life personally?
Congratulations on your Independent Spirit Awards nomination for Stray. Where were you when you discovered that they nominated your documentary feature?
If you win the award, who would you thank first?
If you could sit down with any three people in the world and have a chat with them, who would they be and why?
If you could write and direct a film-adaptation of any novel/novella/short story, which one would you like to adapt?