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POV Season 32
Feature Film | 08/05/2019 | 53 Mins

The Distant Barking of Dogs follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg over a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of the on-going war in Eastern Ukraine. Having no other place to go, Oleg and his grandmother Alexandra stay and watch as others leave the village, showing just how crucial—and fragile—family is for survival.

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Film Credits —

  • Monica Hellström
  • Simon Lereng Wilmont

Critical Acclaim —

“The Distant Barking of Dogs deftly weaves a precise coming-of-age narrative into its morally urgent anti-war tableau. ”

— Guy Lodge, Variety