Milking the Desert

25 mins, 2004

Frederic came from France to become a novice at the St. Moses Abyssinian monastery in the desert of Syria. We follow him and Syrian monk Boutrous through their daily chores and routines: milking goats, making cheese and praying. Their lives create a backdrop for Muslim and Christian relations in the area.

Director, Camera, Sound recorder &  Editor – Yasmin Fedda / Online Editing –  David Hendersen / Sound Mixing – Jon Tipler / Technical Support – William J Brown / Editorial Advice – Andy Lawrence

Broadcast and screened at various international festivals including Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival & Bilm du Film Ethnographique 

A Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology Film, University of Manchester.

Supported by the One World Broadcasting Trust.

Winner, Debut Competition, Moscow Visual Anthropology Festival, 2006

Nominated for the Jerwood First Cuts award, 2004