Dog Days is a documentary about a novice entrepreneur and a hotdog vendor who try to tackle a new business venture during the recession.
Coite, the entrepreneur, lost his job in the economic downturn. Although he has no business or food industry experience, he teams up with a veteran hot dog vendor, Siyone, to provide gourmet food to Washington, D. C., street vendors. Dog Days tells the story of his precarious partnership as they push the boundaries of business to revive an industry threatened by government regulation.
In their own words, the creators of the film describe it thus: “An inspirational story of perseverance and redemption, Dog Days looks inside the micro-entrepreneurial world of street vending in our nation’s capital, and explores how two unlikely business partners navigate the cultural, economic, and regulatory barriers standing in their way.”
It is being screened at the Austin Film Festival, and will hopefully find its way across the Atlantic.