Bat belongs to the Tsaatan clan. As do all his people, Bat confides his family’s protection to a chosen reindeer, the Sacred Reindeer. The animal protects his family from spells, diseases and he is their guardian of happiness. Bat’s Sacred Reindeer has just turned fifteen, which is old for these animals. In a few days the temperature will sink to forty below, and snow will cover everything for eight months. It is time, now, to leave. Bat and his family are moving into the woods. There they will prepare for the cold. The long caravan sets out. For Bat’s Sacred Reindeer, this is the last voyage.
Part of the “Lord of the Animals” series, which presents amazing stories of human and animal coexistence from around the world. Discover the warm and trusting relationships and the ancient traditions, passed down through generations, that have permanently linked humans to animals of nearly every description.
Written and Directed by: Jacques Malaterre
Produced by: Frédéric Fougea
A Boréales Production • Release Year: 1994
26 minutes • Color