- English with German subtitles
- 72 min
- Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani (Schweiz)
People & Cultures
Kamera Alpin in Gold 2016
The winner film of category “People and Cultures” interrelates the topics journey, mountain, nature and the cultural identity of the local people, creating a comprehensive all-embracing experience. The film makers do not narrate in a neutral and distant way, as journalists would do. They stick to their identity of mountaineers, coming as visitors who make contact and wish to interchange empathy. This resulted in an expedition film in the best sense. Camera work, sound design and editing are not noticeable at first sight, no cinematographic feature is pushed into the foreground, and therein lies their mastery. Everything is subordinated to the over-all impression, allows the freedom of individual perception and leads us on, without forcing us to follow its lead). The film accompanies us into a land and to people, whom we’ve met so far above all in the stereotypes of war reports and TV news. However, this film brings us really closer to these people. Together with them, we dream of a successful life with its little joys. And together with them, we also experience the adversities which they have to face in their lives. A documentary on top of its art.