Black Labrador Chola and older crossbreed Football are two inseparable stray dogs that live in the Los Reyes skateboard park in Santiago, Chile. Teenagers from different social and cultural backgrounds congregate in the park, and fragments of their conversations are overheard, yet the focus remains on the subtle interaction between the two dogs as they play with a ball, a stick, a stone, and each other. The camera takes a forensic interest in their bodies with extreme close ups of wagging tails, lolling tongues and dripping snouts, inviting us to consider the animals anew.
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Screening as part of the 2019 IFI Documentary Festival, 25th – 29th September. Full details here.