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Landscapes - Dawn over the rolling hills of the western side of the San Joaquin Valley, California
WS the rolling hills of the San Joaquin Valley - a flock of thousands of sheep and their shepherd. CUs sheep and the 27 year old Mexican shepherd walking toward the camera. With narration unseen who states the name of the Shepherd - Ruben Maldovenos(sp?).
The Shepherd speaks with the unseen interviewer in Spanish about being a shepherd.
Various shots of the Mexican Shepherd walking the pastures and his flock of sheep, thousands strong. With unseen narration.
Ws sheep grazing on a pasture in the western San Joaquin Valley.
CU tilt up on the face of a Mexican Shepherd holding a shepherd's Crook and gazing out over the land.
CU The Shepherd, Ruben, speaks with the interviewer in Spanish about missing his family in Mexico who he only sees once a year, the loneliness of being a shepherd
the rolling hills of the San Joaquin Valley, a shepherd walking in the foreground.
A male host talks into the camera about the sheepherders being the only solitary people left in America, only coming together twice a year for the lambing season to take the wool from their animals.
Sheep being corralled by the sheepherders, they run and jump over each other. Sheering day.
Inside a tent, shots of sheep being sheared, the woolen fleece being cut off by several Mexican Americans using hand shearers. With unseen narration who states they earn $1.35 per animal and some do more than 100 sheep a day.
CU sheep being sheared.
CU the face of a sheep - crying out - BAAAAAA.
Tilt down a corall of sheep and the man in charge, Bernard and Maurice. Sheep being branded with bright red paint - better than a hot iron!
Tilt down on a group of sheared sheep in a corral with the bright red number 82 painted on their bodies.
CU rancher, Maurice, talks about his dad first being a sheepherder years ago and then bought the land. Shots of the sheep being herded and corrallled by the Mexican American workers and Bernard and Maurice.
A Mexican Shepherd carries a sheep in his arms. With narration about how the industry is now just a job, by law they must leave the U.S. at the end of their 3 year Visa. The rancher, Maurice, talks about how they do not want to go back to Mexico.
Ws flock of sheep grazing in a pasture.
Montage - Night fall over the western side of the San Joaquin Valley, the sheep ranch, interior shots of the sheepherder in his living quarters.
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