Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, Stray explores what itmeans to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin,Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allows us anunvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. Zeytin, fiercely independent,embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easilybefriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of aconstruction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives ofZeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of youngSyrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepitruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women inloveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a criticalobservation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage intonew ways of seeing.