Of Sheep and Men

Not available for screening anymore

  1. Extra

    Of Sheep and Men

    Des moutons et des hommes

    Directed by

    Switzerland, France, Qatar

    2017

    78 min

    • Arabic

    Documentary

    TIFF Docs

    Algiers, 2016. Habib, 16, dreams of becoming a vet. Unable to study for his hoped-for profession, he has bought a sheep named El Bouq. His goal? Training the animal to become a fighting champion. Meanwhile, 42-year-old Samir no longer has any dreams and just wants to sell enough sheep before Eid to make ends meet.

    Awards

    • Soleure Prize - Solothurn FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Patrick Tresch
    Editing
    Naïma Bachiri
    Production
    CLOSE UP FILMS

    Press

    This last documentary remains in my opinion, the best of Karim Sayad and probably not the last.

    Amira Soltane, L'Expression

    Karim  Sayad

    Karim Sayad

    Switzerland

    Karim Sayad was born in Lausanne in 1984 to an Algerian father and a Swiss mother. After completing an MA in International Relations, his first short, BABOR CASANOVA, premiered at Locarno in 2016 and was then shown in more than twenty festivals worldwide. His first feature documentary OF SHEEP AND MEN premiered at TIFF in 2017, and was then selected at Festival dei Popoli, the Sao Paulo Mostra and RIDM (Canada) and won the prestigious Prix de Soleure in 2018. MY ENGLISH COUSIN is his second feature documentary.