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Being with Animals

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Is animal communication possible? The filmmaker Salome Pitschen explores the world of communication between animals and humans in an attempt to answer this question. She wants to understand her excited dog Bina. On an international journey that leads her from Switzerland to England and to the USA, she discovers what it means to communicate with animals. Along the way she meets two horse teachers, an animal communicator, a biologist, an animal therapist and the founder of "The Trust Technique". Getting familiar with animal connection, Salome learns astonishing things about animal communication in its many forms whether it's with her dog Bina, other dogs, horses, cats, dolphins, or a goat.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    91 minutes
  • Language
    English, German, Swiss German, Italian
  • Country
  • Director
    Salome Pitschen
  • Screenwriter
    Salome Pitschen
  • Producer
    Salome Pitschen
  • Executive Producer
    Salome Pitschen
  • Cast
    Maia Kincaid Ph.D, James French, Rupert Sheldrake, Monika Obi, Maycol Errani, Fredy Knie jun
  • Cinematographer
    Claudia Remondino
  • Editor
    Salome Pitschen
  • Composer
    Christian Gibbs
  • Sound Design
    Thomas Horat, Sound Design: Oswald Schwander