Part 23 in an ongoing series of films recording life in a small Croatian village. Changes are rapidly occurring in the village and this series is an attempt to record these changes before a whole way of life is lost. The lowing of a cow can be heard at various times throughout the day and when it's heard at one house a corresponding reply echos across the valley from one of the few remaining households where a cow is still maintained. It has a melancholic ring as if the animal itself is lamenting the decline in the number of livestock in the village.
It can still be remembered how every house would keep a cow and how it would be taken out to graze. These days, however, the cow remains in the barn and several times a day feed is brought to the animal instead.
Written and produced by Andrew Norris.