Hachi: A Dog’s Tale


A special Akita dog named Hachiko, nicknamed “Hachi,” accompanies his master Parker, a university professor, to the train station every morning to see him off and then returns to the station each afternoon to greet him at the end of his day.

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale played at the 2009 Heartland Film Festival in the Opening Night Event.

Sample Discussion Guide Questions:

Think of the way Ken describes the Akita breed to Parker early in the film. What are some of the Akita’s most unique qualities?

If you are a dog owner, what are some of your dog’s unique qualities? Are they unique to your dog’s breed and heritage or are they simply unique to your dog?

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