Run-Time: 1 x 43 min.
Directed by Petra Haffter and Katja Lau
Produced by Ilona Grundmann Filmproduction for ZDF/ARTE
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER) , French (VOICE-OVER)
A Cowboy Church in California
Fest im Sattel - Eine Cowboykirche in Kalifornien
Time seems to have stood still in the small Californian town of Norco.
Although the 25,000-strong community is barely an hour away from Los Angeles, there is no hint of the fast-paced, urban life here. Hay bales pile up at the side of the road and the main means of transport are on horseback. After all, there are more horses in Norco than there are residents. And in Norco a traditional church has become a cowboy church.
The services are held outdoors, instead of organ music country songs are played on the banjo, and worshippers pray from the saddle - in muddy boots and dirty shirts. American traditions, a longing for days gone by and a close connection to nature come together in the cowboy church to produce an extraordinary yet warm and romantic picture.