Shepherds of Spain

Nomad sheep-herding, called trashumancia, is an ancient Spanish tradition. In the early summer, when wide swaths of central and southern Spain start going arid, the herds are driven hundreds of miles to greener pastures. This amazing doc follows the cañadas, the age-old footpaths followed by shepherds and herds alike. It is a story of sheep and cattle, of herders and ranchers, of landscapes and nature. The herds of cattle and mutton cross through singular countrysides from Andalusia to the Cuenca mountain range, from the Extremadura to the Sierra de Gredos. The path is rocky and often filled with hardships, but also with unique experiences. One of the rare places where nature still rules in Europe.