Science

The Cow jumped over the Moon

Author/Director Christopher Walker
Producer Ardèche Images Production
Country France
Length 50’
Year 1999

For the Fulani nomads of West Africa cattle define life. After many years of drought, lack of pasture and water threatens their existence. Now for the first time in history, satellite technology is being used to try and ensure their survival.
The Cow Jumped over the Moon tells the story of the interaction between the local traditional knowledge of West African nomads and the global scientific knowledge of United States agencies such as NASA and NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency).

Extract/Trailer (French)

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