FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A short video about cattle herding in the Peace Region has been recently released by the National Film Board.
The short video, titled ‘Roundup’, focuses on 20 families who herd thousands of cattle into their unique and circular Sunset Prairie corral near Dawson Creek.
Acclaimed filmmaker Nettie Wild has experienced the roundup several times and, in 2019 returned, to the Peace to capture the event on video. The result is a cinematic contemplation of cows, humans, landscape, and architecture.
Also in the video, Wild captures how the small ranch — in a bind between big business and animal rights activism — might just be a place of balance.
‘Roundup’ is produced by Nicholas Klassen at the NFB’s Digital Studio in Vancouver.
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