AMONG HORSES AND MEN
Director: Marjoleine Boonstra
Netherlands, 2010, 80 min
Crew:Producers: Valerie Schuit - Cinematographer: Martijn Van Beenen, Joost Van Herwijnen - Editor: Menno Boerema - Composer: Harry De Wit
A unique portrait of a Nevada prison program that trains inmates to become horse trainers. While still officially in prison, the men work outdoors, breaking wild horses. Their own feelings and emotions are reflected in the behavior of the horses, which have been captured and caged for the first time, their freedom taken. During a period of three months, the prisoners struggle to win the animal's trust and to place the animal under emotional control. In the process, they do the same with themselves.
About the director
Marjoleine Boonstra (1959) is a filmmaker, artist and photographer. Marjoleine lives in Amsterdam.