Manuel lives in a mountain farm in Val Senales, in Alto Adige. He is a sensitive guy who loves the company of animals. Every year in June, all the sheep of the area are taken to the Ötz Valley in Austria. In September Manuel goes back to the Ötz Valley with his fellow shepherds to take the sheep back home: it is a tiring and fascinating journey where past and present, simple daily gestures and old rituals coexist and resist the quick changes of the contemporary world.
Sylvia Rothe was born in Hoyerswerda (Germany) in 1963. She studied mathematics in Berlin and worked in the Information Technology field. She shot her first movie in 2005. Her filmography includes: Wolkenschafe, Sieben Tage auf 48 Rädern, Der Weg nach Norden, Manuel und die Wolkenschafe, which participated in the 56th TrentoFilmfestival and Einer trägt des anderen Last.