In the week of World Animal Day, Metropolis looks at the life of dogs all around the world. This episode has been the object of much debate in the Metropolis editorial team: what can we show, and what can’t we show? We received many documentaries that were terrible to watch, but they did show the reality of other cultures. In the episode that was televised we have deleted the most gruesome images. But a warning is justified: some of the contributions to this show contain shocking images and are inappropriate for young viewers.
In this special Metropolis show, the correspondents show us the life of dogs all around the world. In Indonesia we see Jamal out in the streets at night with dogcatchers from Jakarta. Every night they roam the streets looking for dogs they can use as an ingredient for their meals. And in Goma, Congo, we see the faith of a dog that is bewitched, according to the population.
The life of a dog is much better in Berlin, where correspondent Robin follows two spoiled poodles, or in Bolivia, where our correspondent found a breed that possesses healing powers according to the people of La Paz. And if you really don’t know what to do with your dog, you can take it to New York, where psychiatrist Christine Agro helps rich dogs to overcome their identity crisis.