SDFF is partnering with DA Films America to stream Workhorse (Cliff Caines, 2019, 82 mins) as part of the platform’s “Recommended By… Festivals” program from March 1-21. The program is comprised of 12 films handpicked by 11 highly regarded film festivals from across the American continents, including Full Frame, DocFest, DocsMX, Big Sky, DOXA, TransCinema, etc.  DA Films is an international Video on Demand platform that streams an array documentary films shown in festivals around the world. Using festival curation, DA Films is able to present films with artistic and social values from all over the world, exposing subscribers to a truly diverse selection films.


Workhorse (Cliff Caines, 2019, 82 mins) is an SDFF 2020 official selection. The film is a visually stunning ode and essay on horse-powered labor through the contemporary experiences of three teamsters whose work and lives are intertwined with their stoic equine partners. Writes SDFF co-Director and Programmer Jean McGlothlin, “Gorgeously filmed in black and white which gave it a richtone. Remarkable animals whose existence impacts  their environment and caretakers. This film is mesmerizing. Its pace is an extension of the characters’ respect of one another and the land.” See McGlothlin’s interview with Director Cliff Caines here. is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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