The inspiration for The Horse Whisperer, Buck Brannaman is part guru, part trainer and all American cowboy. Subjected to violence in his early childhood, Brannaman channelled his torment into empathy to become what he calls a 'horse gentler'.
Communicating with instinct and respect, his approach lays bare the power dynamic of the human-animal relationship, changing attitudes of all involved. Touching and soulful, Buck grabs your heart and makes you believe the world can be a better place.
Buck is also screening at Somerville 23–25 & 27–29 Jan.
AUDIENCE AWARD: DOCUMENTARY, SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2011
It keeps you fascinated, even enthralled; elicits astonishment, even wonderment, and makes you grateful for the chance to meet someone remarkable. WALL STREET JOURNAL
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