Off the Beaten Track chronicles a world in Northern Transylvania, untouched for centuries, struggling with profound change. Since joining the EU, Romanians can earn more in one month in Germany than a year in their traditional occupation, as shepherds. This documentary introduces us to a teenage Romanian shepherd. We experience a year of his life as he works shepherding, cutting hay, making cheese and dipping sheep. The drama of his life is observed in the minute: the purchase of a car, the selling of lambs, the departure for Germany, the dark nights on the mountain and the day to day routines.
The director, Dieter Auner, who lives in Moycullen, will be in attendance and will be available after the screening to answer any questions from the audience.