Fat Cows Lean Cows

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Fat Cows Lean Cows

In a world full of racism and large societal gaps, "Fat Cows, Lean Cows" presents a different possibility.

This is the story of a small, simple family living in the shadows of the modern, industrial western world, in stark contrast to their own. The family is not related by blood nor are they members of the same religion. For 13 years they have been living a calm, self-sustained life, managing to disconnect almost entirely from the raging political and social realities surrounding them.

Destiny, or perhaps the existential need for livelihood, brought them to a small cowshed in the Israeli village of Nir Israel, though a dark shadow clouds their future.

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Languages:Hebrew (English Subtitles)Trailer length:3 min


An exciting, compassionate film conceived in a village beside the cowshed and the vegetables…Matan Shiram, Globes
This moving and engrossing film has been shown all over the world, including the Woodstock International Film Festival in New York, Hamburg International Film Festival and Gotham Film Festival NY, where it was awarded an Honorable Mention.Hannah Brown, Jerusalem Post
Fat Cows, Lean Cows” begins as a mockumentary that reveals itself as a sad and exciting film. The humor remains until the end but the feuilletonistic situations make way for a great sorrow.Moran Sharir, Haaretz


Honorable Mention - Gotham Film Festival NY
Woodstock International FFNew York, USA
Hamburg International FFHamburg, Germany
Jewish FFJerusalem, Israel
Gotham FFNew York, USA
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