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Synopsis: ‘Mil’s Life’ is the story of 25 year old urban cowboy and native Philadelphian, Jamil ‘ Mil ‘ Pratis, and the symbiotic relationship formed between a man, his horse and, their urban experience.


horse racing





Run Time

8 minutes


Jamil Pratis (Self)

Directed by

Zach Hauptman

Director's Statement

The film will explore one man’s passion for racing while uncovering the true nature of the environment that has defined his character and determination. The film will document how essential the relationship is that’s formed between a man and his horse, within the confines of their urban surroundings. Emphasizing the singularity between a horse and its rider; we’ll follow Mil and Dusty as they prepare for what’s to be their final race in South Carolina.
Mil’s Life is an examination of the intimate relationship between aspiring jockey, Jamil Pratis, and his one-eyed horse, Dusty.


EQUUS Film Festival - USA - 2014


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EQUUS Film Festival - USA - 2014

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