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Winter Nomads Reviews

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June 8, 2012
Subtle and wonderous Swiss documentary, following a pair of shepherds as they lead their 800 sheep through valleys during winter. You are there, following them through four months.

Told without interviews, narration and barely any expositional conversations, the camera just becomes another one of the flock. We walk with the two through snowy meadows and country roads as they look for fields in which to graze their sheep. We smell the campfires at night and share their watchfulness as they sit and watch the sheep graze in the afternoons.

Simple, touching, beautiful.

People come into the lives of the shepherds briefly, brightening up the setting with moments of shared food and conversation. Perfect for maintaining the right pace and providing contrast to the quiet life of these two.
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