Directed by Heddy Honigmann
“Warm, observant, mildly philosophical and deeply curious about the daily and inner lives of both the people and their four-legged assistants.”—Wesley Morris, New York Times
In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. 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 people and dogs.
A selection of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. 2018, The Netherlands, in English and Dutch with English subtitles, 86 minutes. Recommended for 13+.