Nearly every city in India has packs of stray dogs who scour the landscape for scraps and head pats. And nearly every Indian city has kindly spirits who regularly feed the dogs, tend to their injuries, and give them names and a sense of belonging.
Filmmaker Jesse Alk’s documentary “Pariah Dog” is an absorbing chronicle of one such group of people of canine caretakers in Kolkata.
Unfettered love and uninterrupted dedication link the stories of the aristocratic woman who has fallen on bad times, the artist who dreams of buying a plot of land on which he can house the dogs, the auto rickshaw driver who competes on TV game shows, and the unmarried domestic worker who all have dedicated their lives to the dogs.
“Pariah Dog” recently screened at DocFest in San Francisco.
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