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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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