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MIPTV Picks 2011: Samucha – The Last Journey of a Shepherd

Directed by Andreas Voigt, this documentary acts as both a breathtaking look at a traditional way of life, and a heart-warming examination of family bonds.
March 15, 2011

A shepherd for 50 years, on an annual basis Samucha guides his flock of 2,000 sheep to the high peaks of the Caucasus. But although it’s a life that he loves, and indeed the only life he knows, he realizes he must pass along the staff to his sons.

Directed by Andreas Voigt, this documentary acts as both a breathtaking look at a traditional way of life, and a heart-warming examination of family bonds.

Partners: Seppia Films and Barbara Etz Filmproduktion, with the participation of ARTE and SWR; distributed by ZED

Aired: November, 2010 (ARTE)

Length: 52 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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