GOLD MEDAL Atlanta Film Festival
SILVER PLAQUE Chicago Film Festival
BRONZE PLAQUE Columbus Film Festival
SILVER AWARD International Film & TV Festival
This heartwarming and uplifting tale is based on the book of the same name by Isaac Bashevis Singer. A family decides they must sacrifice their beloved goat to buy Hanukkah candles, potatoes, oil, and other household necessities and they send their oldest son to sell the goat to the butcher in town.
The son and goat set off for town, but soon find themselves stranded in a snow storm. The film then unfolds without words, through poetic imagery, natural sounds, and music, as the boy and the goat help each other to survive. Recommended for children of all ages.
The National Center For Jewish Film
Brandeis University, Lown 102, MS053, Waltham MA 02454
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Zlateh the Goat
USA, 1973, 20 minutes,
Directed by Gene Deitch
Public Exhibition 16mm, Beta Rental available