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Elizabeth Lo

Elizabeth Lo

2018 National MediaMaker Fellows
Stray
Elizabeth Lo - 2018 National MediaMaker Fellow

Elizabeth Lo

2018 National MediaMaker Fellows
Stray

Elizabeth Lo is an award-winning nonfiction filmmaker from Hong Kong. She was named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine in 2015 and was featured in the 2015 New Directors Showcase at Cannes Lion. Her work has been showcased around the world, including at Sundance, Tribeca, New York Times Op-Docs, Field of Vision, True/False, Hot Docs, PBS’ POV, and BAMCinemafest. Elizabeth graduated from Tisch NYU and Stanford University.

Stray enters the world of street dogs. Ancient Greek philosophers thought stray dogs – marginalized and dispossessed – were the most honest observers of humanity. Stray brings this idea into contemporary Turkey. The film follows the perspective of stray dogs and the oftentimes marginalized people around them who together face a nation in a profound state of flux. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the defamiliarized gaze of dogs​ ​and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing from a position of extreme marginalization.