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Chica´s story

J A R L E   B J Ø R K N E S

A two-part documentary about the resurrection of a maltreated horse.


Part 1: The Journey Home

Chica's life became a story when horselovers rescued her from an unfortunate destiny into a life filled with love. Now she begins an incredible journey from El Rancho in Spain to her new home at Geir Nordbotten in Norway. On her journey Chica visits world-famous horse-whisperers, amazing animal lovers and beautiful horses.


Part 2: A New Day has Broken.

Chica arrives at a beautiful farm in Norway and quickly find her place among the new horses. In the midst of this new, positive life, a terrible disease lurked.


Original Title: Chicas historie. Del 1: Reisen hjem. Del 2: En ny dag gryr.
International Title: Chica´s story. Part 1: The Jouney Home. Part 2: A New Day has Broken.
Genre: Documentary
Running time: 2 x 100 minutes

Directed by: Jarle Bjørknes
Written by: Jarle Bjørknes
Produced by: Jarle Bjørknes
Cast: Geir Nordbotten, Inga Sparstad Norbotten, Inger Nyhuus, Jean-François Pignon, Monty Roberts.
DoP: Anders Nybø
Editor: Terje Paasche
Composer: Jørn Lavoll and Robert Smith-Hald

Released: 2009 and 2010

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