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Alpine Documentation
Climbing on Rock and Ice
Nature and Environment
Alpine and foreign Cultures

Details Friday, 09. Nov. 2007

13:00 | Grazer Congress - Grüner Saal
13:00 “Al Maha – Im Visier des Falken”

When the majestic predator birds fly their circles above the endless desert at dawn, the masters keep a watchful eye on their protégés. In Arabic countries, the falconry has a long tradition. Training and hunting with these noble birds is a kind... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Christian Herrmann (Deutschland) 29 min
13:30 “Visioning Tibet”

Visioning Tibet chronicles the work of the American doctors who have founded the Tibet Vision Project. Their mission is to end preventable blindness in Tibet – the country with the highest rate of untreated cataract blindness in the world - by... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Isaac Solotaroff (USA) 56 min
14:30 “Magische Welten: Sahara - Aufbruch ins Ungewisse”

The central areas of the Sahara -the largest wasteland on earth- are deserted. By the middle of the 20th century, most of its parts were unexplored. Today, there is still one white spot on the map: the Erdi-Ma in the extreme north east of the... more

  Adventure (D), Uta von Borries (Deutschland) 44 min
15:15 “Knowing Andy”

A profile of the British suffer meister Andy Kirkpatrick. Funny and insightful this film looks at a climber's need for introspection while at the same time providing a master class in climbing snow and ice in marginal conditions. more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), Rich Heap (Gro) 35 min
15:55 “Eisenwurzen - Geheimnisvolles Land”

Powerful mountain ranges with steep rock faces, crystal clear rivers and lakes, dense forests and narrow gorges mark the Nature Park Steirische Eisenwurzen. This archaic mountain scenery seems to have remained completely unchanged for millions of... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Waltraud Paschinger 50 min
16:50 “The Endless Knot”

In 1999, best friends Alex Lowe and Conrad Anker were overcome by an avalanche while climbing in the Tibetan Himalaya, only Conrad survived. Conrad suffered terribly from Survivor's Guilt and in comforting one another, he and Alex's widow,... more

  Alpine Documentation (E), Michael Brown (USA) 52 min
17:45 “Naturpark Kaunergrat, Traumreise in die Vergangenheit”

In this film we undertake an imaginary travel back to the Bronze Age, when approximately 1400 before Christ animals were sacrificed on the “Piller Kultplatz” to honour the Gods. Around the year 47 after Christ, Roman legions as well as merchants... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Christoph Wachter 17 min