Video Not Available (Geo-block)

Unfortunately the owner of this content has blacklisted it from being displayed in your country or region. We're sorry about that! ☹

Did you enjoy this film?

Great! Why not share it with a friend?

Sorry, they can't all be winners!

Try outQuickPickto find more films that interest you.

Thanks for watching.

Consider posting your thoughts in the comments section!

Jump to Comments

We hope you enjoyed watching Dogs of Straw.

Ready for more?

Access 8,000+ shorts, documentaries and more for only $4.99/month or $39.99/year.Learn More

Dogs of Straw

  • 11 mins
  • 70%
  • All Ages
  • Taiwan FlagTWTaiwan
  • 2009
  • Documentaries
  • Foreign

Anchored by an excerpt from the 6th century BC text, the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching), Dogs of Straw is both a portrayal of Taiwan's 2008 presidential election and a meditation on democracy, manipulation, and nationalism. In Taiwan’s fledgling democracy, it is only during a presidential election when the “people exists” as a formless abstract multitude removed from concrete social structures.