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Ballarat Film Society presents: Dogs of Democracy & Gaucho del Norte
10 October, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Ronin Films is a distribution company founded by Andrew Pike in 1974. It has championed the work of many independent productions and directors such as Jane Campion, Baz Luhrmann and Tracey Moffat. To pay homage to Andrew and his commitment to independent film production we present two documentaries that Ronin Films distribute. In Dogs of Democracy (2016), filmmaker Australian Mary Zourazi is surprised to find numerous stray dogs living on the streets of Athens. For her, Greece had become the ‘stray dog of Europe’ and the dogs become a symbol of hope and resistance during the economic crisis of 2016. Gaucho del Norte (2015) is the story of Eraldo Pacheco, a Patagonian sheepherder recruited to work in Idaho, USA. Over a two year period, he faces the ups and downs of living in isolation, away from his family. Ronin Films.