Buddy

Saturday, February 29, at 4:15 pm in Fernwood (N207)

DIRECTOR

Heddy Honigmann

COUNTRY

Netherlands

RUNNING TIME

86 mins

YEAR

2018

LANGUAGE

Dutch with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

Our existential connection with “man’s best friend” is explored in this affectionate and astute snapshot of six impressive service dogs – from an unexpected variety of breeds – faithfully supporting people with a range of special needs. With curiosity and genuine concern, award-winning Dutch documentarian Heddy Honigmann gently interrogates the owners about their relationships with their service animals. Is it love, loyalty or simply a working relationship? This heartfelt yet thoroughly unsentimental ode to the indomitable spirit of people with disabilities is also a bittersweet meditation on the deep bonds between people and dogs in the limited time they share with us.

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