The Horseman's Last Stand
An engaging and exotic man–nature documentary about a man's fight to keep his horses, captured by Peter Gerdehag and edited by Tell Aulin.
The Swedish farmer Stig-Anders Svensson who lives in the rural village Råskog in southern Sweden, received a great deal of attention when The Horseman documentary was released. Since then he has pursued a fierce battle with the authorities to keep his horses.
A fight that has evolved into a question about justice and morality. How do we treat those who are perceived as different? Do the actions by the animal protection inspectors rely on their merits, or are there other, more personal, reasons for their interference? Meanwhile Stig-Anders continues to work on the farm, determined to fulfill his task according to the old traditions and fight for his right to keep horses like his forefathers always did.
Director: Peter Gerdehag
Screenplay: Tell Aulin
Dir. of Photography: Peter Gerdehag
Editor: Tell Aulin
Composer of original soundtrack: Per-Henrik Mäenpää
Producer: Lasse Rengfelt
Executive Producer: Malcolm Dixelius
Production: Collaborative production between Gerdehag Photography AB and SVT (Swedish Television) - financial support by Swedish film institute
Length: 102 min (58 min)
Swedish premiere: January 2014
Swedish Distributor for cinemas and dvd: Folkets bio
Original film copies on: Digital Betacam/DVCAM/DVD - All available with English subtitles.