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“Mein Isental”

Jan Haft (Deutschland) - 43 min

Saturday, 15. Nov. 2008 from 08:00 in Grüner Saal       

The Isen Valley (“Isental”) is one of the view Bavarian valleys in which there have not been built roads yet. From its source in Maitenbeth to where it flows into the Inn, the river Isen is about 76 km long. Cultivated and natural landscape merge completely in this valley, creating an especially charming area. However, the Isen valley has hit the headlines recently: with its decision to built a motorway in the Isen Valley, the European Court of Justice has settled a 30-year quarrel about whether the motorway A 94 should be extended or not. Unfortunately, the construction of the motorway is only one of the factors that will have a lasting effect on the scenic area east of Munich. Effects of global warming are becoming noticeable, species that have been brought in spread fast and, due to the boom of biogas plants, more and more cornfields and flowering meadows are being turned into cultivated fields. “Mein Isental” brings to light the hidden beauty of a fascinating and widely unknown area throughout the seasons, genuinly portrayed by a wise and sensitive friend of nature who has spent his whole life by and with the Isen river. He looks back in his childhood and is concerned about the future of the valley and the people and animals that live there.