Punto de Vista 2021 Winners
Direction: Jela Hasler
What is feared most – war or its latency? The cows featuring in this film seem to have a clear answer to this question from the meadow close to the Golan Heights where this film is set. The Middle East is seen from the calm of a herd of cattle and in two layers. The first layer is of innocence in which the ruminants look at us, oblivious to the battle whilst peacefully filling their four stomachs. Behind them, there is a backdrop of details that show us the threat to this calm of fresh grass, tranquillity and bovine happiness.