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Details Thursday, 08. Nov. 2007

14:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
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14:00 “Der Große Arber – König des Bayerischen Waldes”

With its altitude of 1456 m, the “Große Arber” is considered to be the “King of the Bavarian Wood”. Unfortunately today the “tortured” king would be a more fitting name, because no other mountain in the Bavarian Wood is as exploited by skiing... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jürgen Eichinger (Deutschland) 43 min
14:45 “Die Versöhnung”

After working as a ship’s officer for ten years, Benedikt Stirner returns home to the mountain farm, where his father is dying. Benedikt’s mother Maria is in grief, because the old Max Stirner does not want to see Benedict, who used to be his... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Olaf Kreinsen (Deutschland) 84 min
16:10 “The Line”

This short story describes the inner struggle between the search for physical balance and the difficulty of maintaining concentration while practising Highlining - a fairly popular outdoor activity among mountain climbers lately. Highlining is... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (n.v.), Dominik Zadecki (Polen) 6 min
16:20 “Tiere vor der Kamera: Die Saga vom Vogel in der Hand”

„When you meet the bird, then gently show it that you know, love and understand its country, and it will entrust you with everything it possesses: its freedom, its life, its offspring!”, says a fairy tale in Lapland. “The legend of the bird in the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Ernst Arendt, Hans Schweiger (Deutschland) 43 min
17:05 “At the earth confines”

“The Antarctic represents the beauty of the world, the silence of the world and the loneliness of the world. We didn’t want to conquer more territories; we have been conquered by them”, Sebastián Alvaro tells. During 63 days, the team travels more... more

  Adventure (Sp/E), Sebastián Alvaro (Spanien) 80 min
18:30 “Wenn das Eis schmilzt - Gletscher im Wallis”

The glaciologist Benedikt Schnyder lives and works in the Swiss canton Wallis, in the winter sport paradise Saas-Fee, surrounded by snow-covered Alpine peaks. For 35 years, he has registered the development of the glaciers, the steady retreat of... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jürgen Bevers (Deutschland) 26 min
19:00 “Rush hour in Antarctica”

When the silence of the South Pole gives way to gridlock, jostling, squawking, fights and sex... Millions of penguins, seals and seabirds watch and wait for this break in the endless polar winter that brings springtime to the Antarctic beaches... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Luc Jacquet (Frankreich) 52 min
19:55 “Bibliothek im Eis - Lutz Fritsch in der Antarktis”

The German Research Station Neumayer is located in the northern Weddel Sea, on the Ekström shelf- ice (70° 39’ south, 08° 15’ west). For technical reasons, the station was constructed under the ice. The working and living space of the nine... more

  Nature and Environment (D/E), Maria Anna Tappeiner, Reinhard Wulf (Deutschland) 44 min
20:40 “Bleiben oder Gehen”

A little village in the Swiss Alps, called Kiental, served Friedrich Dürrenmatt as an inspiration for his play “The Visit”. In the fifties the mysteriously unknown camera man Landtwing filmed the life of the village people. Christina Zurbrügg –... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Christina Zurbrügg, Michael Hudecek 59 min
21:40 “Sharks: Stewards of the Reef”

“Sharks: Stewards of the Reef” takes you on a voyage of underwater discovery, to explore tropical reefs and dive with sharks. The documentary describes the relationship between reef sharks, the coral reefs they inhabit and how both are in danger... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Holiday Johnson (USA) 27 min
22:10 “Das Reichraminger Hintergebirge – Die vergessenen Berge”

The Reichraminger Hintergebirge is not a “spectacular” landscape. During the last centuries it has only changed little and with its extended, jungle-like forest areas it offers an image which in former times was quite common in Central Europe... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jürgen Eichinger (Deutschland) 44 min