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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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