â€œAt best, man is the noblest of all animals, separated by justice he is the worstâ€ - Aristotle
What happens when a new law is enforced that ruins the lives of a generation of shepherds?
Italian filmmaker, Achille Dâ€™Onofrioâ€™s poignant award winning documentary graphically looks at the consequences of an order to euthanize an entire herd of sheep based on public fear over investigation and research.
Dâ€™Onofrio personalizes this experience with interviews, an intimate look at a family and their grief of loosing not only their flock and source of income but their pet sheep â€œTashaâ€.
The Seventh Day is the winner of multiple documentary awards in Italy including:
Torino Cinemambiente, International Environmental Film Festival (2004, Torino Italy)
Festival Arcipelago (Special Mention, 2004, Rome, Italy)
Cinema Festival Visioni Italiane (2005, Bologna, Italy)
Parma Video Film Festival (2005, Parma, Italy)
Premio Internazionale del Documentario e Reportage Mediterraneo (2005 Catania-Siracusa, Italy). Selected Entry
11th annual International Environmental Film and Video festival of Serra da Estrela-Seia, Portugal (2005). Selected Entry