Milking the Desert

Frederic came from France to become a novice at the St. Moses Abyssinian monastery in the desert of Syria. We follow him and Syrian monk Boutrous through their daily chores and routines: milking goats, making cheese and praying. Their lives create a backdrop for Muslim and Christian relations in the area.

25 mins, 2004

A Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology Film, University of Manchester.

Supported by the One World Broadcasting Trust

Director, Camera, Sound recorder &  Editor – Yasmin Fedda / Online Editing –  David Hendersen / Sound Mixing – Jon Tipler / Technical Support – William J Brown / Editorial Advice – Andy Lawrence

Nominated for the Jerwood First Cuts award. Broadcast and screened at various international festivals including Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival & Bilm du Film Ethnographique