Beyond The City Park

2023 short film - documentary / non-human narrative


Tomasz Kulpiński


Younes Laaguidi


Julia Kałużyńska
As the seasons are changing, a flock of 500 sheep leaves their urban refuge behind in search of greener pastures. Unseen paths unravel as their journey challenges our gaze, revealing the resilient spirit of transhumance.

More than a documentary, this film artistically dives into the often overlooked lives of sheep, presenting them as the heroes of their journey and transcending typical narratives by syncing with their rhythms. The film serves as a window into a different way of life, one that demands a unique form of attention to the needs of the sheep.

“The jury shows its awe for the achievement of director Tomasz Kulpiński with his deeply empathetic sheep documentary Beyond the City Park . The chosen perspective is that of a human being who pretends to be a sheep and looks at and looks back at his fellow sheep with interest. Completely without words, an understanding is cultivated between the two different types of beings.”

~ KNF Award Jury.


- nomination KNF Award (NFF)
- nomination VPRO documentary prize (NFF)


23/09/2023 Utrecht ,NL - Nederlands Film Festival

28/09/2023 Rotterdam, NL - Koffie en Ambacht

16/12/2023 Poznań, PL - Showcase OFF SWF #2

21/01/2024 ICA London, UK - London Short Film Festival




*Designing Non-Human Centered Narratives in Film*