The old man and buffalos

15 min.

Filmmaker: Artem Mikryukov

The old man and buffalos


An old shepherd lives in a village that was divided during the war. Every day he risks his life to lead his buffaloes to a plot near a minefield.

The village of Taghavard was split in half by the post-war border. The Armenian part was cut off from the fields, pastures and forests. An old man, who used to be an architect and built many houses in his native village, lives near the new border with his livestock. Every morning, the old man risks his life to take his buffalos to a small field near the border. One day he decides to leave. Will he ever return?