Directed by Cindy Meehl
88 min | 2011 | USA
*Post-film discussion with Dirk K. Vanderwall, associate professor in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Utah State University
A master horseman, Buck Brannaman was the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer. This deeply personal film reveals his troubled childhood and his ability to transform horses, and people with his understanding, compassion and respect. A textured and visually stunning film, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.
Winner: Audience Award for Best Documentary – 2011 Sundance Film Festival; Shortlisted for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary