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Among Wolves

Where they once fought, they now fight to heal

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In the mountains where they once fought, a motorcycle club led by Bosnian war veterans defends a herd of wild horses and discovers a new kind of freedom for themselves.

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Culture, Social Issues, Portrait, and Current Affairs
Synopsis

Among Wolves is a stirring observational documentary about those who struggle to heal long after war’s end. The Wolves are a rare breed, a multi-ethnic motorcycle club led by Bosnian War veterans. In the mountains where they once fought, they now defend the threatened herd of wild horses with whom they once shared the front line. Since then, a harsh environment, poachers, and urbanization have threatened the herd, while the war's aftermath and legacy of trauma still challenges their community. Stirred by the herd's spirit of survival, the Wolves fight for them and organize ever more ambitious humanitarian efforts for their town and region. In helping others, they discover a new kind of freedom and get ever closer to controlling their fate and finally emerging from the shadow of war.

Stage
finished
Running time
92 minutes

Credits

  • Shawn Convey ... Director, DOP, Producer
  • Kevin Ripp ... Writer, Executive Producer
  • Katharina Fiedler ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Mark of Man
Country
United States
Years of Production
7
Locations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Prod. Partners
Inselfilm

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Festivals
Chicago International, Big Sky, Middlebury New FIlmmakers Fest, St Louis International, DOC LA, Covellite IFF, Anchorage IFF, MiradasDoc, MIDBO, others
Awards
Best Documentary Feature, Best Director, Chicago Award, Hernandez/Bayliss Prize
 for Triumph of the Human Spirit,
Language
Bosnian, Croatian
Subtitles
English, Spanish

Photos

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