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Alpine Documentation
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Details Friday, 09. Nov. 2007

13:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
Alle FestivalbesucherInnen können mit einer gelösten Karte des betreffenden Tages die Filme im Blauen Salon sehen. >> further information of the „Blauer Salon“
13:00 “Die Rückkehr der Plagen – Tödliches Wetter”

„And then the Lord sent thunders and hails” the Old Testament says, “lightning flashed from the sky, rain beat down and the hail even killed men and animals on the field”. Due to the changing climate, hail and strong rains cause devastating... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Johannes Backes (Deutschland) 43 min
13:45 “Hypoxia”

In 1979, Dr. Jaeger tested his resistance to hypoxia, the lack of oxygen, by living two months at an altitude of 6,700 meters - before disappearing a year later on his way to Mount Everest. more

  Alpine Documentation (F/E), Charlie Buffet (Frankreich) 52 min
14:40 “Die Höfats - Der einmalige Berg”

The “Höfats” is a unique mountain, steep and jagged, yet also green and covered with flowers up to the summit. It cannot be compared to any other mountain in the world. Therefore it is also the emblem of the Allgäu Alps. This “queen of the grass... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Gerhard Baur (Deutschland) 44 min
15:25 “By a Thread”

“The only way to feel your life is by risking it! But when your life hangs by a thread, be careful! You will never know if what you are living is simply an illusion.” This incredibly thrilling short movie shows a climber in the middle of winter,... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (Sp/E), Juan Carlos Romera (Spanien) 9 min
15:35 “Ol'Man River - Mächtiger Mississippi”

With its catchment area the size of the Indian sub-continent and its length of 3.800 kilometres, the Mississippi is the world’s third largest river. From the source area at the Itasca Lake in Minnesota to its mouth in the Golf of Mexico, from the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Michael Schlamberger, Steve Nicholls 50 min
16:30 “Time”

In 1962, Michel Siffre spent two months beneath the earth's surface without any time landmarks. He discovered the existence of an "internal clock", and his experiments gave birth to a new science: chrono biology. Today, he accepts to go down in... more

  Adventure (F/E), Florence Tran (Frankreich) 52 min
17:25 “Das Geheimnis des Genyen – Expedition zum Heiligen Berg”

Mountaineers often dream of untouched summits, of places that are so remote that they have remained mostly undiscovered even today. In April 2006, three mountaineers and one doctor set off on a sensational expedition to the Gyalthang mountains in... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Armin Widmann (Italien) 45 min
18:15 “Il retuorn dad ün creppun grischun - 100 onns capricorn”

Exactly 100 years ago, the poacher Joseph Berard from the Aosta valley stole two ibex kids from the reservation of the Italian king and sold them in Switzerland. The Aosta valley then was the only area in the Alps where the ibex still existed... more

  Nature and Environment (Räto/D), Arnold Rauch (Schweiz) 25 min
18:45 “Leben mit Bergblick – Ein Jahr in den Oberstdorfer Tälern”

Some of the valley-inhabitants describe the landscape where they dwell as the largest pedestrian zone of Europe. In the high season, masses of tourists from Oberstdorf come to hike and are overwhelmed by the magnificent landscape. Nevertheless it... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Brigitte Kornberger (Deutschland) 44 min
19:30 “On the Edge”

A documentary/feature film depicting a team competing in a "krnacky" sledge contest, an unusual sport in Slovakia - country of Central Europe. A film about adrenaline, madness, (un)reliability of men and about love. more

  Adventure (Slovak/E), Lubomír Viluda, Ivan Kršiak (Slowakei) 28 min
20:00 “Flughunde – Schwingen der Nacht”

They look like enormous bats and they love the night: the flying foxes. In Australia they are considered to be a plague because they graze masses of fruits in the gardens, plantations and parks. With this complex portrait, the film shows the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Annette Scheurich (Deutschland) 42 min
20:45 “Yi khel gi kawa (Price of Letter)”

Lingshi is a mountain village located at an altitude of 4000 metres in the Greater Himalayas of Bhutan. It takes a four days trek to get there. The yak rearing community of Lingshi live in a pristine environment. It is difficult, yet peaceful with... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Dzongkha/E), Ugyen Wangdi (Bhutan) 68 min
21:55 “Die größten Wasserfälle der Erde – Naturwunder Iguacu”

The largest waterfalls on earth hold a precious secret: in the heart of one of the most endangered living spaces on earth – in the Atlantic Rain Forests – the stained jaguar searches for prey, the kittenish coati play in the highest tree tops and... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Christian Baumeister (Deutschland) 44 min
22:40 “37 Arten ein Schaf zu nutzen”

The Pamir Kirghiz are a tribe of some 2,000 people from the Pamir region of Central Asia. For the last 27 years they have lived in exile in Eastern Turkey. In 2005 an Anglo-Turkish film crew arrives in their village to work with the tribe to tell... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E/D), Ben Hopkins (Gro) 60 min