|Honor(s)||Truly Moving Picture Award Winner|
This richly textured and visually stunning film follows Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect. The animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life.