In The Year of The Fire Dog (UK/TH 2005, 10 min)
(with Mukul Patel).
A New Year’s feast is prepared according to a traditional Akha recipe appropriate for the year of the Fire Dog. Under the skillful guidance of chef Aju J, a dog is chosen, slaughtered, elaborately spiced, and sautéed in a wok. The Akha distinguish between dogs that are to be eaten, and others that are companions or working dogs. Dog-lovers of a different kind, who feel squeamish about eating their ‘best friends’, should look away.
part of the programme UNREAL ASIA at INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERHAUSEN 2009