• Documentary, Long Short
  • 28min

You can rent & watch this short film as part of the Irish Short Films: Kerry Connection Competition and the Irish Short Films: Watchable World Wide selections.

The Kerry cow is the oldest cow in existence in Europe. Ireland’s special association with these animals goes back thousands of years. Currently endangered, a small number of individuals are doing their utmost to preserve the breed. This documentary is an intimate account of the bonds that exist between the farmers and their animals.

Mieke Vanmechelen has been appointed by Kerry County Council as the new Kerry Filmmaker in Residence 2017-2020. Her residency will focus on reaching out to secondary school students through a collaborative project, as well as her own professional development as an artist.

The Filmmaker in Residence is a partnership between Kerry County Council and The Arts Council. It is supported by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the Trustees of Muckross House. As an expanded partnership it demonstrates the ethos of Creative Ireland, enabling creativity in every community.

Sponsored By Claddagh Construction.
Claddagh Construction


Sean Rea



Bonus Content

1h 5m
Filmmakers Q&A

A round table Q&A with some of the Kerry Short Film Competition finalist, including Mieke Vanmechelen, Sinéad Nolan, Cian O’Connor and Jay W. Kupiec.