The Caravan Film
Directed by Margot McMaster
SPECIAL EVENT – FILM ~ RARE DANCING HORSES ~ EQUESTRIAN EXHIBITIONS
- Gate opens at 1pm.
- Food & Drink & Socializing – 2pm –
- Equestrian Show 3pm Film + Q&A
Have you ever dreamed of setting of on an adventure throughout the country by foot, or even better, horse? The Caravan Film documents a group of dynamic international carriage drivers and horse riders who join together with one unifying goal: To travel across the American south from California to Florida for over 5 months, by horse and carriages. The Caravan Film follows a group of caravaners (horse drawn and riders from 6 nations) across the country. Co-led by Access Adventure founder Michael Muir, great-grandson of America’s visionary conservationist John Muir, their 2,500 mile – 5 month journey proves that we all have hopes and dreams and ambitions and above all that we deeply care for one another. Their journey also highlights the genuine connection between horses and people of disabilities. What started out as an endurance drive, horse and driver vs. nature turns out to be far, far more than that. The Caravan Film highly values self-discovery and overcoming personal hardships while accomplishing lifelong dreams.
Gate opens at 1pm. Festivities include food and drinks for sale, time to socialize and at 2pm there will be horse exhibitions in the arena: Michael Muir’s three black leopard Stonewall Sporthorse mares at liberty to music and Dr Charlyn Belluzzo presents her horses in a Dancing with Horses. The Caravan Film screens at 3pm. There will be a Q&A after the film with filmmaker Margot McMaster, Michael Muir, and Belos Cavalos founder, Dr. Charlyn Belluzzo.
**** One ticket price includes The Caravan Film AS WELL AS the EXHIBITIONS***
This epic journey weaves it’s way through iconic landscapes, up and over mountains, through vast deserts, under tall pine forests, to bayous and down the back roads of America. The film explores the complexities of group dynamics, the relationship we share with our horses in this modern world and the surprising connections made along the route.While The Caravan Film follows the journey of a complex group of people across country, it also highlights the genuine connection between horses and people of disabilities. As the group travels across the country and meets civilians along the way, the “Caravaners” find their selves among some who are unable to walk, thus taking them on an adventure with the horses and inspiring a sense of mobility from a majestic, gracious animal. One of the adventurers, Michael Muir, Great Grandson of John Muir, is disabled himself, and conquered the amazing yet arduous five month journey across the country proving that disabilities can be overcome, and performed alongside mobile people equally. The Caravan Film highly values self-discovery and overcoming personal hardships while accomplishing lifelong dreams.
Equus Film Festival New York City November 21, 2015 North American Premiere Best of Festival
Producers: Carolyn McMaster, Margot McMaster
Screenplay: Holly Quan, Margot McMaster
240 minsHorse exhibitions in the arena; Michael Muir's three black leopard Stonewall Shorthorse mares perform at liberty to music and Dr. Charlyn Belluzzo presents her horses in a Belos Cavalos' Dancing with Horses presentation.
Precedes: The Caravan Film