BUDDY explores the close bond between animal and human.
One of the owners is an 86-year-old blind woman who reflects back upon all the dogs that have been at her side since she was 21. There are pictures of most of her dogs on the wall, though she’ll never see them herself.
An autistic boy explains how his loyal friend Utah can tell when he’s upset.
The wife of a war veteran suffering from PTSD explains that the guide dog Mister is probably the reason they’re still together.
Honigmann questions the owners in her characteristic way—respectfully and with genuine concern rooted in a deep trust—about what the animals mean to them.
Buddy is an ode to the fighting spirit of the main characters and a loving portrait of the deep bond between human and dog.
June 21 – 27 Hot Docs Ted Rogers Toronto
June 28 Vancity Vancouver
July8, 10,12 Bookshelf Guelph
July 9 – July 11 Playhouse Hamilton
July 19-23. Princess Waterloo