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The Second Horizon
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The Second Horizon

The Second Horizon

2002

Documentary

48 Min

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Synopsis

Migration and immigration are the timely themes of Schaub's documentary, which is set in the remote Schamserberg area of Switzerland. At the beginning of the 20th Century, many of the area's population journeyed to California to find work and feed their families back home. As did the Cantieni family's father, who voyaged to the US for the first time in 1914, and whose letters and photographs provide a fascinating narrative. Now, at the beginning of the 21st Century, the Schamserberg area attracts immigrants from all over the world. Many have left young children behind and talk of their pain. A thought-provoking film on the nature of global emigration, and a reminder that humans' search for a new beginning and a better life is timeless.

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Crew

Director
Christoph Schaub

Producer
Christoph Schaub, Schaub Filmproduktion

Writer
Martin Witz,
Christoph Schaub 

Cinematographer
Matthias Kälin 

Editor
Fee Liechti 

Music Composer 
Stimmhorn

Festivals

International Premiere at the Dok. Filmfestival Leipzig 2018 - International Competition

Solothurn Filmfestival 2019 Prix de publique

  • Melbourne Design Week, Australia
  • Copenhagen Architecture Festival AAFx 4.-14.4.

Dog.Fest München 8.-19.5. Best of Festival

Docs Against Gravity Warschau 10.-19.5

Docaviv - The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival 8.5. - 19.5.

Awards

CRR Premi Cristal 2002