Film Guide 2020

Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights

Created in partnership with longtime HIFF supporter Zelda Penzel, this Signature Program provides a platform for filmmakers to share stories of inspiration and tools for creating a safe and humane world for animals by bringing together animal advocacy, environmental and social justice issues, to engender respect for the dignity and rights of all living beings, and to encourage dialogue about how we treat and view animals as a community.


2020 Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights | documentary feature | 73 min Through the eyes of three canine outcasts roaming the streets of Istanbul, a city where it is illegal to euthanize stray dogs, documentarian Elizabeth Lo paints an intimate picture of the life of a …

Directed by Elizabeth Lo