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Review: 'Winter Nomads' captures beauty, hardships of European shepherding
Over four months and nearly 400 miles, two shepherds lead a flock of 800 sheep through Switzerland and France in "Hiver Nomade" ("Winter Nomads"). An exhilarating vérité work by first-timer Manuel von Stürler, the documentary follows this seasonal migration, or transhumance, with a sense of quiet awe and intimacy, capturing the feel of cold rain, deep snow and the comforting heat of a campfire.
September 26, 2013