Ramboy (Direction)

Matthias Joulaud – Ramboy (Direction)

Ramboy is a 30-minute documentary short film, the result of work done with a family of sheep farmers on an Irish island. Being immersed for several months in this island allowed me to weave strong links and to offer a documentary which condenses at the same time problems related to the adolescence of a young boy, and to the hard social and economic reality of a trade whose traditions are under threat.

Diploma project (2022) by Matthias Joulaud

Professors
Jacqueline Zünd
Mention
Bien

Documentary / 30 min

Synopsis

On Achill Island, a predominantly sheep-populated island off the west coast of Ireland, Cian tries his best to train his grandfather's sheep dog, Martin. From an opening scene that shows the teenager struggling with disobedient animals and a patient but firm grandfather, the long and rigorous apprenticeship of farm work begins, during a summer he would have preferred to spend with his friends. Wearing a soccer jersey and city sneakers, Cian is confronted with the harshness and demands of a job that he admires and respects, but in which he is not sure he has a long term vision.

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