„Die Bauern von Garmisch“

Title
Die Bauern von Garmisch
Language
German
Dauer
45 min
Director
Ludwig Ott (Deutschland)
Category
Alpine and foreign cultures
When & Where
Saturday, 17. Nov. 2012 from 08:45 / Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       Ticket Order >>
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Description
„The faces of resistance“, this was the subtitle under the photographs of several farmers from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in a Munich newspaper. They had rejected the candidature for the Olympic Winter Games 2018 because they were concerned that this gigantic event could destroy the last remaining old structures of the valley beneath the Zugspitze. “One does not understand us, and one never had the wish to understand our reasoning”, says the young farmer Anton Hornsteiner. He and his fellow campaigners had only tried to defend their way of living, as farmers in a large winter sports resort; a life-style between the seasons, with many unpaid hours for maintaining alpine pastures, aiming at conserving the heritage for the next generations.