Samuel Bradley for Nowness, DAM


Premiered on Nowness. ‘DAM’, in equine terms, means ‘mother of the foal’.

Every February since 1907, St Moritz, Switzerland, has hosted White Turf, an annual horse race on a frozen lake. In the same valley, there exists a school founded by Julie Hossman that teaches natural horsemanship, a technique which shuns what its practitioners describe as ‘unnecessary force’ and adopts the principles of ‘a kinder, gentler cowboy.’

DAM is Samuel Bradley’s directorial debut, he has created a film that combines the aesthetic beauty of an individual horse in the school with the pounding viscerally of the races.