Tarpan: Repainting an Ancient Picture (2014)
28min · Documentary, Short, Adventure · 1 November 2014
This is the story of mankind's attempt to bring back a horse form the dead. Tarpan roamed in wild herds across Europe for millennia, running through the dreams of our ancient ancestors and onto prehistoric cave walls. The film takes us on a journey of discovery, illuminating the dark past of the hunting lodges of Europe, miraculous scientific coincidence and the chilling efforts of the genetic breeders of the past. World Wars and doomed attempts to re-engineer the horse left a hopeless situation. Finally a group in Bulgaria brought a herd of modern Tarpan to the mountains of Eastern Europe. Here the horse faces a whole new challenge, struggling to become wild again and finding a way back to their ancient selves.