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US Premiere

Director: Marjoleine Boonstra

Netherlands, 2010, 80 min

Shooting Format:HDCAM

Festival Year:2011

Category:Documentary Feature

Crew:Producers: Valerie Schuit - Cinematographer: Martijn Van Beenen, Joost Van Herwijnen - Editor: Menno Boerema - Composer: Harry De Wit

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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.

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