22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Who Let The Dogs Out

Canada, 2019: 62 minutes: Canadian Premiere
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
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"Who Let the Dogs Out" is a song that has transcended generations, and has led Ben Sisto to dedicate eight years exploring and exposing a story steeped in show business, legal battles, female empowerment, artistic integrity and one very catchy hook. This documentary follows Sisto on his popular live talks across the world that explain the story of "Who Let The Dogs Out" accompanied by a museum of over 250 pieces of ephemera relating to the song and its origins. Sisto’s thesis to his life’s work: the idea that everything is based on prior art, and everything is source material for future art. It’s from this mantra that the dogs were let out…and we are here to explore who did it.

SXSW 2019

Based in both Vancouver & Los Angeles and born in Alberta, Brent Hodge is a Canadian-New Zealander filmmaker who is best known for his documentary feature films I AM CHRIS FARLEY, A BRONY TALE, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? THE DAN MANGAN DOCUMENTARY and FREAKS AND GEEKS: THE DOCUMENTARY.

press for Who Let The Dogs Out

"The tidy 62-minute documentary demonstrates not only what makes a hit song a hit song, but what makes us human."
- That Shelf
"A fascinating look at the origin of the Baha Men hit."
- Variety

screened with a short film


Behind Banana Vacuum


Documentary / Music

62 minutes

special guest

Director in attendance!


Brent Hodge

Executive Producers
Blair Miller
Kim Hsu Guise
Jonas Woost
Christina Willings
Conrad Whelan
Lizzy Karp

Aly Kelly
Ben Sisto

Ben Sisto

Charlie Ricottone
Brent Hodge



WINNER: Special Jury Mention – Best in Breed Award

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