Producer
Director
Max von Klitzing
Editor
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
NDR
Length
1 x 45'
Format
HD-Cam
Year
2010
Through the Caucasus
The dangerous trek

Georgia's shepherds let their large flocks of sheep graze in the Caucasian high mountains during the summer. In autumn, they have to lead the animals back down to the valley from an altitude of 3000 metres. A dangerous undertaking.

It is an archaic world where Georgia's shepherds live. A breathtaking, remote and difficult-to-access landscape in the High Caucasus in north-eastern Georgia. The life of the shepherds is hard and full of privation. Wolves and bears lurk in the mountains. Before winter sets in, the shepherds prepare for the long and dangerous march down to the valley. For more than two weeks, a film team accompanied them up close on their arduous journey and gained deep insights into the hardscrabble lives of the men, who reveal their hopes and fears.

First broadcast: Thu. 23 September 2010, 20:15, NDR.

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