[ Riato DVD / DVD ]
Release Date: Wednesday 23 January 2019
An uplifting, funny and heartfelt Kiwi film currently playing in NZ cinemas. Sheep shearing has traditionally been a male dominated industry. In the 1980's there were over 15,000 fulltime sheep shearers in New Zealand, only 5 of those where female. She Shears follows four female shearers in the build-up to the Golden Shears, the world's most prestigious shearing competition. For these women, competing requires enormous tenacity and much back-breaking work. Driven by passion and a competitive spirit they strive to take their beloved occupation to the next level. To win the Golden Shears is every shearer's dream. But for our characters, it's more of a chance to demonstrate their skills and determination. As the competition draws near, the women must contend with exhaustion, injury and self-doubt - and family obligations are an ever-present demand. Win or lose, heartbreak or joy, what persists is their passion for what they love to do most - shearing.