Private Project

Freedom Tracks (Sans Attache)

Humans have long felt a deep connection to the horse. Over the centuries, our natural bond with this amazing animal has been lost. Today, scientists and horse lovers across the world are rediscovering that connection and the liberation it can bring, not just to the horse, but to ourselves.

On a journey guided by horses across Europe and the Americas, Leïla brings you in her inner journey to explore new ways of communicating - a quest for true, authentic connection.

  • Leïla A. Pages
  • Leïla A. Pages
  • Aurian de Wouters
  • Louise de Hemptinne
  • Sally Nilsson
  • Leïla A. Pages
  • Linda Kohanov
    Key Cast
    The path of the horse
  • Elsa Sinclair
    Key Cast
    Taming Wild
  • Carine Thiran
    Key Cast
  • Ludovic Fournet
    Key Cast
  • Sylvain Gillier Imbs
    Key Cast
  • Sally Nilsson
    Key Cast
  • Debbie Draves Legg
    Key Cast
  • Carole Lacroix
    Key Cast
  • Ty Jones
    Key Cast
  • Jay Begaye
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sans Attache
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, United States
  • Language:
    English, French
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  • Student Project:
  • Equus Film Festival (NYC)
    New York
    United States
    November 18, 2017
    World Premiere
    Best Equestrian Inspirational Documentary
  • Well Being of the Horse Exhibition
    June 2, 2018
    French Premiere
  • FEI World Equestrian Games

    United States
    August 23, 2018
    Official Screening
  • Canada Independent Film Festival
    February 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • EIFF (Equus International Film Festival)
    Missoula, Montana
    United States
    March 14, 2019
    Best Documentary Feature
  • Deep Focus Film Festival
    New York City
    October 12, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Leïla A. Pages

Growing up in France and immersed with horses from a young age, Leïla always looked for a different way of communicating with her horse from what was taught in “classical” horse riding schools.

Fascinated by the native philosophies, she sought out many different experiences with horses to understand them better. But after fifteen years of intensive practice of countless traditional horse riding disciplines in France, she was still looking for something more - a deeper connection.

In the meantime, she explored her second passion: creative image. Obtaining a video editor diploma, she worked for several years for a number of TV channels (including Equidia, a TV channel about horses).

Then, in 2012, she immigrated to Canada and undertook an intensive training and teaching course in Natural Horsemanship in Québec for two years. During this time, she started to see what real authenticity looks like in this relationship between two species.

That's when she started her pilgrimage: going deeper into the understanding of these wonderful creatures, to discover the secrets behind the close relationship with humans over so many years. Her research has taken her throughout Europe, as well as North, South and Central America, seeking answers to how humans and horses can have a more harmonious relationship.

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Director Statement

"Horses have always been my inspiration and image my way of communicating. I realised that once he is truly heard, the horse reveals his transformational power of communication and healing. This led me to start exploring the question : what if horses are a doorway to our own freedom...?"