From the international award winning cinematographer of the 2010 summer box-office hit LAND OF GENESIS, comes a new Israeli nature feature film. This time we tell the life story of a male wolf living in the northern mountains of Israel.

The wolf's story is brought to us in his own voice, from his innocent childhood through his maturing to adulthood, falling in love, creating a pack of his own and struggling to survive in a delicate habitat sabotaged by mankind.

 

In 1996, while shooting "Minefield Wolves", I needed to imprint a couple of wolves in order to complete some close-up shots I couldn't obtain naturally. With a special authorization from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority I received a couple of one-week-old wolf cubs to adopt for good, so they could "star" in my movie.

On that day, March 11th, 1996, I was drifted into the world of wolves and I have spent most of my time in their company ever since. The human reality I was exposed to as a news photographer – a reality of evil and violence – made me feel disappointed in the human world. It was literally reviving to return from another news coverage into the sane world of the wolves. I realized that nature world in general and the world of the wolves in particular, calm my troubled mind.
Filming and nurturing wildlife is a sane and safe haven for me, to which I can escape from the human world I was born into.

CAST

As the Wolf
SHMIL BEN-ARI

CREW

Director & Cinematographer
MOSHE ALPERT

Script
MOSHE ALPERT
NOA BERMAN-HERZBERG

Producers
ESTEE YACOV-MECKLBERG
HAIM MECKLBERG

Executive Producers
MOSHE EDERY
LEON EDERY
YiGAL MOGRABI

Director's Assistant
DONNA GLAIT

Editor
RIVKA YOGEV

Composer
GILAD BENAMRAM

Sound Design
SHELLY BAR-ON

Israeli distribution:
UNITED KING
 

With the support of

THE RABINOVICH FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS - CINEMA PROJECT

UNITED KING FILMS

 

 

Israeli nationwide theatrical release July 2013.