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“Bergauf, bergab”

Hans Haldimann (Schweiz) - 97 min

Friday, 14. Nov. 2008 from 13:00 in Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       

In winter, they live where other farmers only spend their summer: at an altitude of 1725 metres, deep in the snow. The mountain farmer family Kempf in the Swiss Schächental runs three farms, and therefore has to move ten times per year. In spring up to the mountains, in autumn down to the valley, in winter back to the mountains in order to feed their battle with the hay they cut during summer on the steep slopes. This documentary about the last half-nomads of Switzerland is a sensitive portrait of a large family with children, parents, grandparents, who keep on living in an almost archaic way despite all problems of the New Age and the globalization.