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Details Saturday, 10. Nov. 2007

08:00 | 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“
08:00 “Die Alpen”

The more people want to escape the stress and strains of everyday life, the more they seem to look for areas where man still is able to live a life of harmony with nature. The Alps, the biggest mountain range in Europe, incorporate this wild... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Barbara Vogt-Hägerbäumer, Jürgen Vogt (Deutschland) 43 min
08:45 “Conversing with Aotearoa/New Zealand”

In an age of technological integration and urban life, people turn to the natural world for a wilderness experience. What draws us to the remote corners of land and sea when we realize something in our lives is missing? In this documentary using... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Corrie Francis (USA) 15 min
09:05 “Zwischen Gobi und Himalaja”

For many years, the Institute of Cartography at the Technical University of Dresden focused on Central Asia. Questioning the reliability of the old data of that area, it initiated a research study about the Swedish adventurer, scholar and explorer... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Dieter Berger (Deutschland) 34 min
09:40 “How to Get Hooked”

“How to Get Hooked” is a comprehensive technical audio-visual guide that in a pleasant, understandable, eclectic, ancestral, strict, kaleidoscopic and ephemeral way, bring us near to the exciting world of life in Big Wall climbing. more

  Climbing on rock and ice (Sp/E), Jordi Canyigueral Vilà (Spanien) 22 min
10:05 “Auf dem Rücken der Pferde - Steppenreiter in Kirgistan”

French horse expert Jacqueline Ripart has found her mission in her efforts to revive the breeding of the “original” Kyrgyz horse. Every year she organises a large riding festival at the mountain lake Issyk-Kul, with the aim that the mares and... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Thomas Wartmann (Deutschland) 44 min
10:50 “Rubicon or the people from the other side of the Earth”

A team of Russian rock-climbers has established a new unique route on the vertical wall of the Great Sail Peak in Baffin Island, Canada… This is their unique account of the expedition. more

  Climbing on rock and ice (R/E), Andrey Kim (Russland) 29 min
11:20 “Bikini: Trauminseln im Sperrgebiet”

The pictures of the enormous atomic explosions shattering the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean in 1946 have not gone out of our mind. The US Forces had chosen this remote area to fire 23 atom bombs for test purposes there until 1958. The result... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Annette Scheurich, Marcel Steuermann (Deutschland) 43 min
12:05 “The Faroe Islands”

A stunning & challenging seakayaking journey to the dramatic Faroe Islands in Northern Europe. Follow Justine Curgenven & Alun Hughes as their tent is flattened by gales, the rough seas and fog challenge them on the water, and the friendly locals... more

  Adventure (E), Justine Curgenven (Gro) 24 min
12:30 “Fun Fatal”

What does man expect from mountains? Man makes the mountains adapt to his needs, but does man himself adapt to the mountains? „Fun Fatal“ deals with the everyday madness in the mountains, with the longings of individualists and with the mass... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jan Wagner 50 min
13:25 “TranGOgirls”

TranGOgirls is a movie about three Slovenian climbing girls - Tina, Tanja and Sandra - that put their strength, experience and dreams together into reaching as a first all female party the very magnificent granite needles of Trango Towers in the... more

  Alpine Documentation (SLO/E), Jure Niedorfer, Tanja Grmovšek (Slowenien) 30 min
14:00 “Deutschlands älteste Bäume”

Everywhere in Germany people seem to know "1,000-year-old“ trees. But do they really exist? On a journey of discovery from the Alps to the North Sea, the oldest and largest tree veterans are introduced "personally". The film thereby answers an... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jan Haft (Deutschland) 43 min
14:45 “Wanted Anaconda”

No other „inhabitant“ of South Africa is more feared than the anaconda. When the most powerful snake of the world winds its strong body around its victim there is hardly any chance of survival. Therefore it is not surprising that numerous horror... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Rainer Bergomaz (Deutschland) 43 min
15:30 “Die Herren der Canyons - Die Quastenflosser von Südafrika”

In November 2000, South-African divers using mixed gas tanks dived in an underwater canyon at Sodwana Bay on the south coast of South Africa. This is the most modern form of deep sea diving. They followed the traces of a South-African legend, the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Hans Fricke (Deutschland) 43 min
16:15 “Glücksucher auf 3260m”

The Hörnlihütte is situated at an altitude of 3,260 meters, at the foot of the Matterhorn, a mountain in Switzerland widely known for its remarkable shape. Every summer the hut is visited by thousands of people, both tourists and alpinists, who... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Lenny Briels, Ilja Ronsdorf (Niederlande) 60 min
17:20 “Wizards of Wood”

The Zafimaniry community is the sole remaining repository of a unique woodcraft culture that was once widespread on the island of Madagascar. Their woodcrafting is an art that expresses the soul of this community of 25,000 people. They're now... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Jérôme Ségur (Frankreich) 52 min
18:15 “Shisha in Winter”

Winter climbing on the highest peaks in the Himalayas is an extremely hard challenge. Only half of all the 8000+ have been climbed in winter. After a 16-year-long break in first ascents a Polish-Italian team left for Shisha Pangma (8027m) in... more

  Alpine Documentation (Pol/E), Dariusz Zaluski (Polen) 24 min
18:40 “Die Seele des Wals – Eine blutige Kulturgeschichte”

The whale has become part of both the cultural history and the history of art – from the antique world of legends to the Christian myths of creation, from the drawings in the Medieval Age to the designs of the modern time. This documentary shows... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Peter F. Müller, Michael Müller (Deutschland) 52 min