in production, expected November 2018
The traditional shepherd Stijn lives with his family in an idyllic farm in the ‘wilderness’ of the Netherlands. With their wandering flock of sheep, goats and cows they graze and take care of the moorland. They not only keep an ancient tradition alive, but also ensure the ecological wealth of plants and animals.
Behind the romantic image lies a hard reality. Every day from six to six, under all circumstances, for an income below the minimum wage. In order to survive in today’s neo-liberalist time, they undertake all kinds of side-activities. They make organic local products, go to braderies and organize corporate events such as a workshop “leadership on the heath.” Do they manage to innovate sufficiently or should they forget about their ideals and is the tradition coming to an end?