A traditional Dutch shepherd is forced to innovate in a neo-liberal world that conflicts with his idealistic views.
Shepherd Stijn has a romantic world view, but his idealism clashes with the harsh reality of having to be a modern entrepreneur. In this cinematic documentary we come close to Stijn and his family in their quest to keep the tradition of sheep herding alive. Will his struggle pay off or is he forced to go with the flock?
81' / colour
Original title: Schapenheld
Dir: Ton van Zantvoort
Prod: NEWTON film - Ton van Zantvoort
Prod: seriousFilm - Marc Thelosen, Koert Davidse
Sc: Ton van Zantvoort
D.O.P.: Ton van Zantvoort
Completed: November 2018
Ton van Zantvoort:
First feature length documentary. The Benno Tapes (2015, mid-length doc) Awards: Golden NL Award NL Media Event, a Blooming Business (2009, mid-length doc) Awards: a.o. Healthy Workplaces Film Award DOK Leipzig Int. FF, Best Treatment Cinema Planeta, Best Documentary FICA Int. Environmental FF, Audience Award Millennium Int. Documentary FF, Best photography & Best Documentary Award Bar Int. TV Festival, Grito de Piedra (2006, mid-length doc).
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