YFS Past Screenings & Events
Winter Nomads (Hiver nomade)
This screening took place on
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 10:30am
Yukon Arts Centre
Pascal, 53, and Carole, 28, are shepherds. In the month of November 2010, they embark on their long winter transhumance: Four months during which they will have to cover 600 km in the Swiss-French region, accompanied by three donkeys, four dogs and a flock of eight hundred sheep. An exceptional adventure begins: they brave the cold and the bad weather day in, day out, with a canvas cover and animal skins as their only shelter at night. This saga reveals a tough and exacting profession requiring constant improvisation and unflinching attention to nature, the animals and the cosmos.
Special jury mention at the Locarno Film Festival 2012.
In French with English subtitles.
- Directed by Manuel von Stürler
- 2012, Switzerland
- 90 minutes
Screening sponsor: Consulate General of Switzerland Vancouver