Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Pick of the Litter

Year: 2018
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 80 minutes

Pick of the Litter
Pick of the Litter
Pick of the Litter
Pick of the Litter

The road to becoming a guide dog for the blind is long and competitive. Not only do the dogs need to be in perfect health and have the right disposition for the job, they must also be exceptionally bright. It is critical for guide dogs to know when to intelligently disobey their owners in order to keep them from danger. With these exceptional companions by their sides, the blind partners are able to have more independent lives and explore their worlds safely. Because of the importance of their roles, not all dogs are selected for the position. In fact, most of the dogs in training are “career changed,” which is a nice way of saying cut from the program. PICK OF THE LITTER is a joyous and heartwarming documentary that follows Patriot, Phil, Primrose, Poppet, and Potomac, a litter of five puppies with Guide Dogs for the Blind, from birth through their two-year quest to become guide dogs. Though not all of the puppies will be chosen, each of them will embark on their own remarkable journey to make a difference in someone’s life. —G.S.

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Dana Nachman, Don Hardy

Dana Nachman and Don Hardy co-own the documentary production company KTF Films, based in Northern California. Over the course of their careers they have won numerous awards including Emmys, Edward R. Murrow Awards, and Associated Press Awards.

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Dana Nachman, Don Hardy

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