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Air Time: 
09/02/2014 - 2:30am - 2:59am
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This documentary highlights the breathtaking tradition of the annual round-up of Icelandic horses.
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For over 1000 years Icelandic law has made it illegal to import horses onto the island. For that reason Icelandic horses are a pure breed, isolated by oceanic borders. During the summer months the horses live a remote and wild existence, grazing in the highlands and raising their young. Every September they are rounded up by local farmers and directed across the rugged terrain to reunite with their owners. It is a breathtaking tradition that unites the country. HERD IN ICELAND documents the nation's annual horse roundup. The result is a unique and moving portrait of Iceland's people, horses, and stunning landscape.