Workhorse

Dir. Cliff Caines | 2019 | 110 min. | Black & White | 4K DCP | 2.39:1

Horses are one of the very oldest kinds of technology. Domesticated and bred to work, horses are living machines that once held a central role in human progress. Instruments of empire, horses delivered the industrial world that would only come to replace them. Today the horse is relegated to the periphery of modern life, their role in transforming the world largely forgotten.

A portrait of the contemporary workhorse in three vignettes, the film accounts the labours of a logger, a farmer, and a horsepuller who have devoted their lives and fate to horsepower.

Made with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.