Wet Dog

Wet Dog

When:
May 14, 2022 @ 8:30 pm – 10:15 pm
2022-05-14T20:30:00-04:00
2022-05-14T22:15:00-04:00
Where:
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda
MD 20814
Cost:
15.00
Contact:
JXJ Box Office
202 777 3210
Dir. Damir Lukacevic | 103 min
Narrative Germany  2020
German with English subtitles  Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Soheil is 15 when his Jewish-Iranian family moves to one of Berlin’s majority-Muslim neighborhoods. Eager to fit in with the gangs that dominate the city, Soheil hides his Jewish identity until one day his friends decide to rob the local Jew-lery, as they call it.

Suddenly, Soheil can no longer ignore his heritage, and he begins to embrace who he is and where he comes from.

Based on Arye Sharuz Shalicar’s provocative autobiography, Wet Dog raises questions of cultural diversity, religious identity, assimilation, and how these forces intersect during Soheil’s formative years.

Part of the Jews of Color series: Programs Centering Jews of Color.