Manolo leads a simple life in Southern Spain. He has two loves: his animals, in particular his donkey Gorrión (“Sparrow”), and wandering through nature. Against the advice of his doctor, he decides to plan one last walk in the US, the brutal 2200 mile Trail of Tears. But not without his donkey.
A Quixotesque quest of a Spanish man and his donkey in search of the American West. Looking for the freedom to roam freely in a world full of borders.
LENGTH 85 minutes
PRODUCTION Sutor Kolonko
CO-PRODUCTION SDI Productions Ltd
PRODUCERS Ingmar Trost, Sonja Henrici
COMMISSIONING EDITOR Doris Hepp (ZDF/ARTE)
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Chico Pereira
DOP Julian Schwanitz
EDITOR Nick Gibbon
SUPPORTED BY Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Creative Scotland
Germany / United Kingdom / Spain 2017