The Distant Barking of Dogs

July 14, 2019


Join Vermont PBS for a free screening of The Distant Barking of Dogs. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg over a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of the on-going war in Eastern Ukraine. Having no other place to go, Oleg and his grandmother Alexandra stay and watch as others leave the village, showing just how crucial—and fragile—family is for survival.

Every second Sunday of the Month, Sunday Best will showcase documentary films from Independent Lens, POV, America ReFramed and other Vermont PBS series, as well as local/regional films selected by Vermont PBS and the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF). Award winning films selected for the series aim to highlight a prominent social or cultural issue such as immigration, the environment, gender, race, economics and much more. Those that attend the screenings will see films before they premiere on broadcast. Each film screening will be followed by a discussion with the audience and the filmmakers themselves and/or local content experts.