a film by Andreas Horvath and Clemens Haider
(1999 / 45 min)
In a forest in Finland reindeer are disturbed by a sudden noise of an engine. They are soon driven into a coral by a helicopter and a group of beaters. The annual reindeer selection, the Poroerotus, begins. From the beginning, it is the animal´s point of view which dominates. Man makes an incursion into the natural surroundings, which are presented as a seperate world.
In haunting sequences and with precision for detail the film documents the violent encounter between men and animals as a disturbing confrontation.