Among Horses and Men
AMONG HORSES AND MEN is about the still, untouched moment of self-reflection in the life of prisoners.
They’ve almost finished doing time and are about to take a new step in their lives. While in prison, each man gets the opportunity to gain the trust of a wild horse, a moment at which their own feelings and emotions are reflected in the behavior of the animal. Over a period of three months, they have to win the horse’s trust and instill in it a sense of emotional control. In the process, they do the same onto themselves.
80’ / video / colour
Dir: Marjoleine Boonstra
Prod: Viewpoint Productions
Sc: Marjoleine Boonstra
D.O.P.: Joost van Herwijnen, Martijn van Beenen
Second feature length documentary.
KEEP ON STEPPING (SEVEN NEW ORLEANS SKETCHES) (2007, short doc), A BAD DREAM (2006, short doc), ROBERT, MARY AND KATRINA (2006, doc) Awards: Audience Award Int. Bunker Festival Italy, HAVEN (2004, doc).
15-11-2010 Line-up IDFA 2010