A DOG'S TALE
Is a version of an age old verbal teaching tool, the parable. Traditionally an oral form of storytelling used to transmit moral insights, the parable concisely expresses a human dilemma with a surprise twist at the end.The narrator in this film is a streetwise dog who observes the social life of a Mexican market from its underside. He tells a story about a prosperous merchant in the market who was once also out on the street and who was refused a street sweeper's job because he could not read or write. The dog's point is that ingenuity and motivation can be as important to success as more conventionally measured qualifications.