DER Documentary

The Shepherd's Family

by Jerome Mintz
black and white, 22 min, 1987

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The film portrays a shepherd's family that has remained tied to its traditional occupation and to its semi-feudal role in rural society. The children help by guarding the flock and in earning additional wages by gathering snails, picking cotton, and hoei.

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