Sheep hero

Ten years ago, director Ton van Zantvoort became friends with one of the last traditional Dutch shepherds. Throughout the years he noticed how the relaxed and cheerful shepherd was becoming bitter and short-tempered. A traditional shepherd losing his hair overnight, because of extreme stress: what a paradox. Was herding sheep not supposed to be the most relaxed and romantic profession in the world?
Sheep hero is an 81-minute, poignant, cinematic documentary about a traditional shepherd who is forced to innovate in a neoliberal world that conflicts with his idealistic views. Will his struggle pay off or is he forced to go with the flock?

Director: Ton van Zantvoort

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