Workhorse follows three humans whose work and lives are deeply connected with their stoic equine partners. Filmed in beautiful black-and-white, this lyrical documentary reflects on and honours our ancient dependence on horse power.
Dir. Cliff Caines - 82min - 2019 - Canada
Language: English - Subtitles available in: French - CC English Subs also available.
"This exquisitely shot elegy for a fading way of life captures the power and beauty of horses with a nostalgic lustre." POV Magazine http://ow.ly/zl5q50EkrWE
"Workhorse is part of an ongoing series of documentary portraits that examine rural communities and industry in my home province of Ontario, Canada. From fable to field, the film reflects on our ancient relationship with horses and labour. Thematically, it contemplates the idea of horses as living machines (animals domesticated, bred, and harnessed for their physical power), and the now largely forgotten role of the equine in the history of commercial and industrial development." - Cliff Caines