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Encounters on the Milky Way shows three cattle breeders from Mali and Burkina Faso during their trip... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Jürg Neuenschwander 
Produced by
Jürg Neuenschwander .... producer
Film Editing by
Regina Bärtschi 
Production Management
Francine Lusser .... unit production manager
Sound Department
Sandra Blumati .... sound
Ingrid Städeli .... sound
Peter von Siebenthal .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Steff Bossert .... camera operator
Patrick Lindenmaier .... camera operator
Other crew
Toni Linder .... advisor
Alex Mugglin .... advisor
Alex Sutter .... advisor


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"Q - Begegnungen auf der Milchstrasse" - Switzerland (original title)
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Switzerland:94 min
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Cowherders from Switzerland and Mali meet, 7 January 2007
Author: Daniel Unsöld from Germany

In the movie, cow-farmers from Sahel meet with Switzerland cow-farmers in Switzerland and the other way round. Not only become differing concepts, technologies and option visible, but also a history of development philosophies. The documentary is not only beautifully made. It is also heart-touching and eyeopening in many ways. Especially if you are interested in development work, the movie lays open different lines of thought, wholly different concepts of the world. But it is also a reminder of the harsh conditions that everyday people in the dry Sahel region have to cope with. You will laugh, you will wonder, and you might be touched and start thinking. I've seen the film at the FESPACO, an African diaspora film festival which takes place every two years in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. Amazing atmosphere.

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