For centuries farmers have gathered their flocks at the start of every summer to harvest the fleeces. Today a large proportion of Britain’s wool crop is harvested by highly skilled contractors, known simply as sheep shearers. But what exactly do they do?
This “fly on the wall” documentary looks inside the world of British sheep shearing as we follow a Leicestershire based gang through a typical shearing season of Blood, Sweat and Shears! Led by gang leader Sam Bevin, the shearers reveal the true story behind this demanding and skilful profession in all its glory, and gory times!
Their tenacity and determination shines between moments of humour and relaxation, as we watch them try to shear left-handed and judge novice shearers at a YFC rally. However the tension climaxes as the gang prepares for a Speed Shearing Competition, in which they face other shearers from across the world.
So come and meet Sam, Colin, Andy, James and Georgina and discover the exhausting, exhilarating and gritty world of sheep shearing and experience Blood, Sweat and Shears.
- Running time 100 mins
- PAL DVD