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A 4 star film review from David Whetstone of The Journal

March 5, 2015

Enjoy this extract from a wonderfully observed 4-Star Film Review by David Whetstone, from The Journal and then follow the link to the full article.

A documentary about tenant sheep farmers in Upper Teesdale could be an unlikely hit at film festivals this summer!
Sheep on Bail

The Oscars will be doled out in Hollywood this weekend, rewarding the best cinema releases of 2014, but it’s a fair bet none of the judges will have seen a film like Addicted to Sheep.

The feature-length documentary charting a year in the life of the Hutchinson family, hill farmers in Upper Teesdale, had its first cinema screening this week at the Gala in Durham with many who appear in the film seeing it for the first time.

The film shows the beautiful sights and sounds of this upland landscape through the seasons while taking the viewer uncomfortably close to a lot of muck and slop – things the farmers live with every day.

Read the full review

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