Cover for the film, Beyond the Myth. Features a picture of a dog with a blue background.

Beyond the Myth

1h 32m

NR

2012

Last Updated: 24 July 2021Published On: 1 September 2016

Stripping away the preconceptions to show the loving companions they can be, Beyond the Myth is an important, must-see film.

Cover for the film, Beyond the Myth. Features a picture of a dog with a blue background.

Beyond the Myth

1h 32m

NR

2012

Last Updated: 24 July 2021Published On: 1 September 2016

Stripping away the preconceptions to show the loving companions they can be, Beyond the Myth is an important, must-see film.

NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS

Synopsis

Unfairly known as violent killers, Pit Bulls have suffered from the stigma of negative media coverage that has lead to city-wide bans across the country. This breed-specific legislation has torn pets away from families and killed thousands of innocent dogs across the country.

Stripping away the preconceptions to show the loving companions they can be, Beyond the Myth is an important, must-see film for all dog lovers.

 

What’s Happened Since the Film was Released?

 

Beyond The Myth is a documentary covering breed-specific legislation in Miami, Denver, Cincinnati, and San Francisco. Screenings have been held across the country since the Fall of 2011.

At the conclusion of Beyond the Myth, Dias v. The City of Denver was just going up on appeal for the second time. Much has happened since the movie was made.

Find out the trial details by visiting this breakdown of each case by the Pit Bull Legal News Network.

About the Filmmakers

Beyond the Myth was produced and directed by Libby Sherrill.

 

Critic Reviews

Beyond the Myth is a 2012 documentary that provides a vivid, troubling, and often moving account of “breed-specific legislation” in the U.S., which primarily involves states and municipalities banning “pit bull-like dogs,’ a.k.a. “vicious dogs,” though the dog’s such legislation targets are usually not vicious and often are not even pit bulls.” –  Jack Marshall. Ethics Alarms. Beyond the Myth: Disturbing and Revealing Lessons About More Than Pit Bulls. 8 March 2013

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