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Up and Away – overcoming obstacles

How are three Swiss families who left Switzerland for Rwanda, Spain and Germany coping in their new lives?

Auf und davon (Up and Away), a documentary series made by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, SWI swissinfo.ch’s parent company, follows the Schommers, the Waldburgers and the Caboussats over six episodes during the first months of their new lives in a new country.

In each episode, viewers learn about the latest challenges and surprises facing the three sets of emigrants: Dianne and Marco Schommer from canton Solothurn want to open a fitness club in Rwanda; Corinne and Ralf Waldburger are moving from Lake Constance to the Costa Blanca to run a dog hotel; and the Caboussat family are heading from Emmental to Germany to convert an old water tower on the North Sea into a 40-metre high café.

In the sixth and final episode of this series, the Caboussats have had enough of the fact that their water tower is going nowhere and fundamentally change their plans. After a year apart, the Schommers see their son again in Rwanda – and are not even allowed to hug him. And the Waldburgers set up a second company in Spain.

(Subtitles translated from German to English by SWISS TXT)

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