Title:  The Dog
Category:  Short Documentary
Length:  9 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari
Year:  2015
Country:  USA

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When Sony stopped manufacturing replacement parts for its Aibo pet robot, owners had to scramble to save the lifelike dogs that had become members of their families. A touching testimonial to loyalty and love in the not-so-modern world. 

Directorsí Statement: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper

Everyone loves the family dog. But what happens if your family dog is a robot? Can you love and care for a piece of plastic just the same as flesh and blood? These questions took us to Japan where we found the story of the Sakurai family and their pet Aibo collection.
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