This month’s Doc of the Month Club screening will be the much-anticipated documentary film: All The Wild Horses, preceded by the Sundance award-winning short film, Fast Horse (14 min).
SCREENING: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
All The Wild Horses
Directed by: Ivo Marloh
Five international riders from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Ireland and the UK race across Mongolia in the longest and toughest horse race on the planet — the 1000 kilometre Mongol Derby.
The Mongol Derby is the longest and toughest horse race in the world. A recreation of Chinggis Khaan’s Morin Urtuupostal system, the 1000 kilometer (700 miles) race is strung along a network of 27 horse stations on the Mongolian steppe, and has in its short life become an epic equine adventure of no equal.
Filmmaker Ivo Marloh rides the 1000-kilometre race twice to embed himself in the individual stories and document exactly what compels riders from all around the world to risk broken bones, life-threatening injuries, or their life savings for an experience that will change their lives forever, in one of the last true wildernesses on Earth, on the back of wild horses.
Directed by: Alexandra Lazarowich
Fast Horse follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horse racing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison RedCrow struggles to build a team with second-hand races and a new jockey, Cody BigTobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.