We Don't Deserve Dogs

We Don't Deserve Dogs

A contemplative odyssey across our planet, looking at the simple and extraordinary ways that dogs influence our daily lives.
Former child soldiers in Uganda. The local pub in a Scottish town. A dog walker on the streets of Istanbul. A kaleidoscope of unconventional portraits from fascinating locations.

People need dogs, and perhaps they need us, but what do humans do to deserve the unconditional love they provide?

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Matthew Salleh




Director: Matthew Salleh
Producer: Rose Tucker
Cinematographer: Matthew Salleh
Editor: Matthew Salleh, Rose Tucker
Music: Blake Ewing
Principal Cast: Akumu Filda, Maarit Haapasaari, Hugh "Shug" Harkness


Public Film Contact
Rose Tucker
Urtext Films
646 465 3045
Publicity Contact
Rose Tucker
646 465 3045
Sales Agent
Matt Burke: matt@submarine.com
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Chile, Finland, Italy, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Romania, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam
Language: Spanish, Luo, Italian, Turkish, Urdu, Finnish, Romanian, Vietnamese, Nepali, English
Runtime: 84 mins