Giraffen machen es nicht anders – Die Vater-Spur

Giraffen machen es nicht anders – Die Vater-Spur play

Documentary, 80 min.

Title E:Giraffes Don't Do It Any Differently – A Film About Fathers and Family
Title F:Comme les girafes – Sur les traces d’un père

by Walo Deuber

Switzerland, October 2017

More than 300 letters sent from Africa surface unexpectedly, and a story comes back to life from out of oblivion. The author decides to pursue the long-since deceased letter writer: his father, who had left his son in the lurch in the 1950s. From Zambia to Namibia, he follows the course of the letters, thereby projecting his own narrative and passing it on to his adoptive daughter, whose roots go back to Africa.


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Directed by: Walo Deuber
Written by: Walo Deuber, Rose-Marie Schneider

World Premiere: October 2017
Original Version: Swiss-German/German/English (german subtitles), colour and b/w, DCP, 80 min.

ISAN: 0000-0004-6449-0000-E-0000-0000-W

Production: Doc Productions GmbH, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producer: Rose-Marie Schneider
Executive Producer: Rose-Marie Schneider

Cinematography: Knut Schmitz, Walo Deuber
Editing: Lena Rem
Location Sound Mix: Reto Stamm, Lesia Kordonets
Sound Design: Turgay Uygur
Rerecording Sound Mix: Turgay Uygur
Music: Max Lässer, Madala Kunene, Markus Flückiger
Animation: Dario Niederprüm
Compositing: Dario Niederprüm
Characters by: Jochen Ehmann

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World Rights: Doc Productions GmbH

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Distribution Switzerland: Mythenfilm