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World premiere SHEEP HERO on IDFA

We are very delighted that our film SHEEP HERO is selected out of 4000 films for IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam). IDFA is the biggest, most important festival in the world in this genre.” The film is in competition with only ten other Dutch documentaries of filmmaker such as Heddy Honigman, Marjoleine Boonstra, Peter and Petra Lataster, Carin Goeijers. The jury members in this category are Catherine Bazern, Alisa Lebow and Eduardo Escorel an editor from brazil.

In the press conference today at 17.00 IDFA director Orwa Nyrabia devoted himself to our film:” This is a very interesting and very different kind of film, because it examines the experience of this guy, who tries to be an old school sheep herder. What’s interesting in this film is that it not only takes us into the experience of trying to be a sheep herder in our modern life, but also all of the political context of this and of the government trying to make sense where can you herd your sheep. Because this ends up with a big question, can such tradition survive in our world today?’

SHEEP HERO is a 81-minutes cinematic documentary about a traditional shepherd that is forced to innovate in a neo-liberal world that conflicts with his idealistic views. Please follow us on our Facebook page . We look forward to all our screenings with Q&A.

Screenings at IDFA (tickets www.idfa.nl)
nov 17 | 13:30 | Pathé De Munt 13 | press & industry screening
nov 17 | 18:30 | EYE 1 | world première
nov 19 | 16:15 | Tuschinski 1
nov 20 | 22:15 | Brakke Grond Grote Zaal
nov 23 | 13:45 | Munt 11 | Volkskrant-dag
nov 24 | 10:00 | Tuschinski 1
nov 25 | 16:15 | Ketelhuis Zaal 1


This film is produced by NEWTON film and seriousFilm in co-production with Omroep Brabant and KRO-NCRV. This film was supported by the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund and Brabantse Beauties.