In the autumn of 2015, Israeli director Ronit Kertsner sees a YouTube-video that goes viral: Hans Breuer, Austria’s last wandering shepherd, drives an Arab family across the Hungarian border. He sings Yiddish lullabies for the children and they sing back to him. Ronit starts filming Hans and over a period of four years, creates a portrait of an unusual man who dedicates his life to help refugees throughout Europe, in any way he can. It is a thought-provoking film about devoted solidarity, compassion, its origins, and its boundaries. The film connects Jewish history in Europe with Current reality.
Director: Ronit Kertsner
Producer: Ronit KertsnerCo Producer: Ronit Kertsner - Wild art films
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Duration: 72 min.
Date of Release: 2019
Country of Production: Israel /Austria
Language: English, German
Subtitles: Hebrew, English, German
Festivals & Awards
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2019
Classrooms Without Borders//2020
Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation