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Nov. 24

Added screening for Dec 11: Horse documentary, Buck

Sunday, December 11 at 4:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre
BUCK
Dir. Cindy Meehl
USA, 2011, 89 minutes

“‘You don’t have to be a horse nut to fall for “Buck,” one of those rare documentaries whose subject is so inherently fascinating that a fictional character could hardly compete.” - Washington Post

“Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.” So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems.
BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.
Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.

This film, BUCK, was created to move people to make changes in how they deal with horses and life’s challenges.  Buck Brannaman is a true cowboy who has overcome tremendous personal odds.  This film intends to inspire, motivate and teach through principles of respect, partnership and trust rather than anger, fear and intimidation.

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