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Winter Nomads

Winter Nomads

Pascal, 53, and Carole, 28, are shepherds. In the month of November 2010, they embark on their long winter transhumance: four months during which they will have to cover 600 km in the Swiss-French region, accompanied by three donkeys, four dogs and a eight hundred sheep.

'An exhilarating verite work!' -Sheri Linden, LA Tmes

'Swiss-born director Manuel von Sturler applies a verite approach to their undertaking, gently drawing upon the rough, bucolic romance of the 'transhumance'.' -Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

'Showcases nature, but its real theme is its subjects' engagement with their work... Visuals don't skimp on the adorable.' -Jay Weissberg, Variety

'As beautiful as it is bleak.' -Village Voice


Main credits

Stürler, Manuel von (Director)
Dill, Heinz (Producer)
Garbar, Elisabeth (Producer)

Other credits

Music, Olivia Pedroli.

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Distributor subjects

Cultural Anthropology
Western Europe


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