RIDERS OF DESTINY
Riders of Destiny is Encompass Films second feature length documentary, which is currently in the works. It is co-produced in partnership with German production house 7T1 Media, with which we have worked as their North American production partner for programs airing on German public television sports network ZDF.
Riders of Destiny follow several child jockeys from the remote Indonesian Island of Sumbawa as they go through a season of racing horses. Child horse racing is a cultural pastime which is largely undertaken by an improverished class of rural families who's economic actions are severely limited. The film touches on aspects of class, education, child welfare and income inequality.
Director: Michael Nierman
Director of Photography: Dominic Gill
Still Photography: Romi Perbawa
Producer: Ansgar Pohle
Associate Producer: Nadia Gill