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

Details Saturday, 10. Nov. 2007

08:00 | Grazer Congress - Grüner Saal
08:00 “Ein Hauch von Himalaya in den Alpen”

Lush green meadows and happy cows – a well known image of Switzerland which no-one seems to question, except Daniel Wismer. On a journey through Tibet he found his mission in life. Back home, he settled down in the Matter valley in the Wallis,... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Antje Christ (Deutschland) 26 min
08:30 “Swedish Meatballs”

Swedish Meatballs features classic lines and first ascents as Dylan Smith and Carl-Ola Boström spend a month on the road meeting up with the boulderers who shaped the Swedish scene. Growing up in Wales, Dylan Smith spends his days now playing with... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), Shawn Boye (Schweden) 59 min
09:30 “Das Gold des Himalaja - Nomadenleben in Ladakh”

The nineteen-year-old nomad son Norbu has kidnapped his bride, the young Tashi, and takes her from Leh, the capital city of Ladakh, to his extended family in the Changthang. Wife stealing is nothing unusual for the Changpa, but it is the custom to... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Thomas Wartmann (Deutschland) 44 min
10:15 “Ribbon of Sand”

The famed Outer Banks of the Carolina coast are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travellers think they know these islands - but south of Ocracoke Inlet rises a luminous bar of sand almost sixty miles in extent, with no... more

  Nature and Environment (E), John Grabowska (USA) 27 min
10:45 “Rendez-vous Nomade”

This documentary accompanies a caravan passing through the fantastic landscape of the Sahara in Southern Algeria showing its characteristics and laws. For 36 years, the filmmakers Jean-Louis and Odette Bernezat have explored the desert, and they... more

  Adventure (D), Maryse Bergonzat (Frankreich) 71 min
12:00 “Taken by Everest”

In May 2006, the two friends Tormod Granheim and Tomas Olsson were standing on the top of Mount Everest, ready to ski down the mountain. After four years of preparations they were going to be the first in the world skiing down Everest. Only one of... more

  Alpine Documentation (Nor/E), Lars Nilssen (Norwegen) 53 min
12:55 “Zum Dritten Pol – Teil 1: Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth”

The exceptional family tradition of the Dyhrenfurth family as pioneers in the Himalayas and as filmmakers started in the late 1920ies, when German mountaineers arrived first in this area to participate in the competition for an eight-thousand... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Andreas Nickel, Jürgen Czwienk (Deutschland) 44 min
13:40 “Thunderheads”

Darwin, Australia. Hundreds of scientists from around the world try ‘to catch the perfect thunderstorm’. The storm is one of the largest on the planet, it even has a name, ‘Hector’. The scientists call themselves I.C.E, the ‘International Cloud... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Klaus Toft (Australien) 52 min
14:35 “Magische Welten: Shangri-La - Spurensuche in Tibet”

An ancient myth, a submerged city, an unknown culture: together with a television crew, the adventurer Bruno Baumann looks for the legendary Shangri La in the mountain desert of Tibet. According to the myth, Shangri La was a kind of paradise in... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Dirk Pohlmann (Deutschland) 44 min
15:20 “Epics in Ice - an Antarctic Kayaking Odyssey”

The dramatic tale of 3 Australians who paddle 800km down the Antarctic Peninsula in incredibly challenging conditions. With the stunning backdrop of one of the world's last true wildernesses, they encounter new hazards around every headland and... more

  Adventure (E), Andrew McAuley (Gro) 39 min
16:00 “Die Gorillas der Vulkanberge - Der Kahuzi Biega Nationalpark im Kongo”

The last flat land gorillas live in the Kahuzi-Biega national park in the east of the Democratic Republic Congo. They are threatened by the permanent wars in this region and by the indigene pygmies, who hunt the gorillas to eat or sell their meat... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Peter Weinert (Deutschland) 43 min
16:45 “Wolverines – Hyenas of the North”

This documentary is a little wildlife filmmaking sensation. Meet one of the shyest predators of the Northern hemisphere: the wolverine. It is so elusive that even hunters rarely come across it. Wildlife photographer Antti Leinonen has followed... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Oliver Goetz (Deutschland) 52 min
17:40 “Bergwaldpflege”

In the late summer, the German Alpine Club organizes tree-planting activities in the mountain forests. In the area of the Spitzingsee, seven volunteers from all over Germany cope with the strains of planting the seedlings on steep slopes. All... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Manfred Kessler (Deutschland) 5 min
17:50 “Trans 333 - Nonstop durch Niger”

The ultra-marathon Trans 333 is the toughest run on earth through a desert. It is taking place in Niger for the second time. The run leads 333 kilometres through the desert Ténéré across a difficult terrain: deep sand, large stones and strong sand... more

  Adventure (D), Thomas Zeller 60 min
18:55 “Everest – The Boy Who Dared”

Christopher Harris was a very naughty baby. He was forever out of his cot. At four years of age he started climbing rockfaces, and very soon after, mountains. At twelve he had climbed the highest mountain in Australia, New Zealand and Africa. At... more

  Alpine Documentation (E), Michael Dillon (Australien) 72 min