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Alpine Documentation
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Details Thursday, 13. Nov. 2008

14:00 | Kammermusiksaal
Alle FestivalbesucherInnen können mit einer gelösten Karte des betreffenden Tages die Filme im Blauen Salon sehen. >> further information of the „Blauer Salon“
14:00 “GIV-GIII On the verge of the impossible”

Gasherbrum IV and Gasherbrum III which are almost 8000 thousand meters high, are still a challenge that stands erect and they are described as the very image of inaccessibility. Gasherbrum III has only been climbed once by a Polish team led by... more

  Alpine Documentation (Sp/E), Sebastian Alvaro (Spanien) 45 min
14:45 “íslenska, On the road to unearth Iceland's secrets”

Lured by timeless volcanoes, sweeping glaciers, and medieval landscapes, three journalists and friends descend on Iceland, an island of mystery and intrigue, isolated high in the North Atlantic Ocean, cresting the artic circle. The trio aims to... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Cécile Cusin (Frankreich) 26 min
15:15 “Wadi Rum Expedition”

The Wadi Rum, located in Jordan near the lost city of Petra, is a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert, suddenly shattered by towering sandstone mountains and sheer, shimmering cliff faces. A... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), Jean Gamilovskij (Kanada) 52 min
16:10 “Burma All Inclusive”

Burma offers everything which travel agents and their customers dream of: spirituality and the exotic, coupled with a pristine condition and the Asian joie de vivre. All too often, however, mention is not made of the fact that the lion’s share of... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Roland Wehap 96 min
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17:50 “Tiroler Energieriegel”

Annette Kniffler, Christian Rottenberger and Andreas Seiler wanted to climb the 8000 m peak Gasherbrum in Pakistan. This would not be particularly unusual had they not travelled on their bicycles to arrive there. Talking to Michael Pause, they... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Klaus Gerosa (Deutschland) 8 min
18:00 “Wings Over Antarctica”

In early March 2007 three Spanish parachute jumpers flew over Antarctica in wingsuits – a feat that nobody had ever achieved before. The only previous attempt, by a US team, ended in tragedy. The film follows the meticulous preparation of the... more

  Adventure (E), David F. Miralles, Marc Martínez (Spanien) 52 min
18:55 “Dog Gone Addiction”

Join three women who test their limits racing their huskies 1000 miles through the Yukon and into Alaska's frigid Interior on the toughest sled dog race on earth - the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Get an insider view and find out why... more

  Adventure (E), Becky Bristow (Kanada) 67 min
20:05 “Where Gods Abide”

This film is based on the director's field research conducted in Tibet in 2006, when he made a ritual pilgrimage to Kailas - the khorra - following the norms of behavior of Buddhist monks, and attended the central annual Tibetan festival - Saga... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Croat/E), Alceo Marti (Kroatien) 29 min
20:35 “Die vier Alpen”

The Alps of Europe are the most famous mountain range in the world. They gave birth to the „alpinism“, however, they are not the only „Alps“. Three further mountain massifs exist which have been given the same name by their first European... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jeremy Hogarth 53 min
21:30 “Mt. McKinley”

The list of persons who have managed to climb the Seven Summits, the highest summits of all seven continents, amounts to only 108 persons. A few years ago, the German Karl Flock decided to become a member of this exclusive circle. When the doctor... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Michael Pause (Deutschland) 26 min
22:00 “10 Questions For The Dalai Lama”

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions posed to His... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Rick Ray (USA) 86 min