Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Leipzig 2002

"Shepherds' Journey" is a careful study of the extraordinary profession of shepherds in Switzerland. At the same time, the film is a multi-layered reflection on the relationship between man, animal and creation in the highly technological third millennium. In precisely composed images, the director succeeds in tracing a rhythm of life that has to reconcile economic necessities with the demands of the seasons, nature and the animals. The film music accentuates these contradictions once again in a unique way. "Shepherd's Journey" is a document of a profession and the concept of life associated with it. It also gains a new, critical view regarding the relationship between society and nature.

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