Past screening

Holy Cow

Directed by: Imam Hasanov
Runtime: 1hr 15min Year: 2015
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Directed by: Imam Hasanov
Runtime: 1hr 15min Year: 2015
Country: Azerbaijan, Germany, Romania
Last Screened: Thu 15th Dec 2016

The latest DocHouse First release is the charming story of Tapdig and his dream of bringing a European cow into his picturesque village in Azerbaijan.

“a glimpse into a corner of the world very few of us will ever get to see, it’s fascinating.” – Tom Huddleston, Time Out”

Holy Cow introduces us to an unforgettable hero who’s willing to risk it all to make a better life for his family.” – Hot Docs

First he must convince his family and win over the community, who want to keep their secular traditions intact. The old men in the village see a threat in having a foreign cow among them as they say its milk is full of chemicals. Even his wife Vafa doesn’t want to take care of such a strange breed. But Tapdig is ready to risk it all and challenges the conservative mentality to open up and rethink the attitude.

Holy Cow beautifully questions the prejudices against the unknown and how ready are we to accept a newcomer.