This is the kind of heartstring-puller that really gets me. Some people can be broken by movies about illness, or sports victories. But show me a story about someone working with animals, and doing it sensitively, and I might go to pieces. So it looks like I’ll watch Buck on my own, to avoid embarassment.

This documentary won the Documentary Audience Award at Sundance this year, and it isn’t difficult to imagine why. The trailer introduces Buck Brannaman and begins to show how the film traces his path through life, beginning with an abusive childhood, through to the point where he works with people and their horses. Or, as he says, “a lot of times, rather than helping people with horse problems, I’m helping horses with people problems.” See the trailer below. Read More »

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