It was created by Horsefly Films Jen Miller & Sophie Pegrum who won BEST DOCUMENTARY last year at this same festival for “Path to Glory, the Rise and Rise of the Polish Arabian Horse.”
You need to see this.
WHY WATCH THIS FILM?
You know how sad and disappointed we are – often – over the mistreatment of our horses? Well, this is an insightful, beautifully integrated, perfectly paced and easy to understand FEEL GOOD documentary about the Regeneration of the extinct Tarpan horse of Europe.
Yup. That’s what I said… the genetic (almost) resurrection of the extinct Tarpan. 96% original genetics, as far as they can tell.
Very, very powerful… and very very hopeful for those breeds who we know are almost gone.
AND, OH YEAH, A REMINDER TO NOT RUN THE NEARLY EXTINCT BREED OFF A CLIFF…
That is exactly what happened to the last Tarpan. The last wild mare was being chased by humans for capture (they knew she was the last) and instead, to avoid capture, she flung herself off of a cliff.
Oy. Unbelievable. I’m sure that took some explaining back at the office…
To this point, I feel it is always good to shine a bright light on Man-made Extinction. It seems silly that we run to the rescue when we know it is almost too late….
This film helps us to remember to NOT wait until it is too late. And, it also fills us with hope for the near extinct breeds. This resurrection is incredible, really.
PLAYS SATURDAY NIGHT AT 6:00p – EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL – NY, or purchase the DVD! (no affiliation)
TARPAN plays Saturday night at 6pm… (Equus Film Festival – MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St, New York)
There are many, many superior equine movies to watch at the Equus Film Festival! I saw that Liam Neeson and Kevin Costner narrated two of the films. I know this will be an incredible event! There are 3 theaters going at all times. Totally worth it, for sure! If I lived anywhere near there, I’d be down in a flash! You can Purchase tickets here. Only $25! (no affiliation)
Or, if you don’t live in the area, buy the ‘TARPAN’ DVD – a great Holiday gift!… (link to purchase)
MORE WONDERFUL FILMS BY HORSEFLY FILMS (no affiliation)
Have you heard of the Greek Skyros horse? Almost extinct. Worth knowing…
–And for those of you Polish horse enthusiasts… Here is another wonderful documentary (it won last year at the Equus Film Festival!) for you!
If you are thinking about Holiday Gifts, you can purchase these DVDs here!
EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM AND INFORMATION
Here is the a Link to the program so you can check out all the fabulous equine films playing throughout the Festival!
INFO FROM THE FESTIVAL WEBSITE
The Equus Film Festival (#EFFNY) is coming to New York City on Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd to highlight and award the diverse and creative efforts of those in film and advertising, who artistically pay homage to the horse through media.
This is the first film festival oriented around equestrian themed content from around the world. The films and commercial content show the rich history and diverse tapestry of the horse in human culture. The festival will feature more than 50 films and creative works running across three separate screens.
THE PROGRAM IS AS FOLLOWS:
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MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St, New York