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“Zwischen Schönheit und Zerstörung - Die Ötztaler Alpen im Winter”

Lorenz Knauer (Deutschland) - 43 min

Saturday, 15. Nov. 2008 from 14:30 in Steiermarksaal       

What is it that makes the relationship of humans living in the Alps and their home, the Alps, become so close? Hardly any other region in the Alps offers such great, sometimes truely grotesque contradictions within a limited space as the Ötztal Valley.
... Lorenz Knauer draws an authentic picture of the life of its inhabitants, how they deal with the phenomena of the climate change and with the consequences of the unlimited mass tourism, with the danger of avalanches, or with the traffic; but he also shows their love to their homeland, their traditions, old customs, the strength of families, and – last but not least – the incredible beauty of this landscape. A fascinating Alpine film.