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by Karim Sayad


Algiers, Bab el Oued, 2016. 16-year-old Habib dreams of becoming a veterinary. But as he didn't study, he decided to train a ram named 'El Bouq' to become a sheep fight champion. Samir, 42, doesn't have dreams anymore, other than surviving the hardships of his daily life by selling sheep and try to make some money. As the Eid celebration approaches, Samir has the unique opportunity to maximize his profits, as the whole country will buy a sheep to be slaughtered. But for Habib, it's another story. Will 'El Bouq » become a champion? Or will he face a more tragic destiny?

international title: Of Sheep and Men
original title: Des moutons et des hommes
country: Switzerland, France, Qatar
sales agent: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Karim Sayad
film run: 78'
screenplay: Karim Sayad
cinematography by: Patrick Tresch
film editing: Naïma Bachiri
producer: Joëlle Bertossa, Valentina Novati
executive producer: Joëlle Bertossa
production: Close Up Films, Norte Productions
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