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Alpine Documentation
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Details Thursday, 13. Nov. 2008

14:00 | Grazer Congress - Grüner Saal
Alle FestivalbesucherInnen können mit einer gelösten Karte des betreffenden Tages die Filme im Blauen Salon sehen. >> further information of the „Blauer Salon“
14:00 “Mont24 2007 – Racing around the clock”

The Mont24 was a 24-hour mountain bike race held in the scenic pine forests of Canberra, Australia in October 2007. Follow two teams riding the race: a professional male team of four, and an amateur team of six female riders. Live the journey of... more

  Adventure (E), Jessica Ferrari (Australien) 25 min
14:30 “Les frères Ravier - L'aventure Pyrénéenne”

The twin brothers Ravier, born in 1933, were quite reckless climbers. Without ever having been taught how to tie a Bulin knot, without ever having drilled holes into rock faces, they have opened almost all classical routes in the Pyrenees. With... more

  Alpine Documentation (F), Maryse Bergonzat (Frankreich) 52 min
15:25 “The Western Lands: Hoy”

“West is a landscape of loss. West is where the light dies” – Jim Perrin. ‘The Western Lands: Hoy’ is one episode in a proposed 12 episode feature film: a poetic documentary based on the life of acclaimed rock climber and award winning writer Jim... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), Grant Gee (Gro) 10 min
15:35 “Eisenwurzen (Das Musical)”

“Eisenwurzen” is an insight into the folk music of the Eisenwurzen region, people singing and stamping, so telling the history of the legends and plagues of the Austrian Eisenstraße (“Iron Route”), almost a western musical and an echo off the... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Eva Eckert 52 min
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16:35 “Joao Garcia – sur la route des 14”

Pakistan 2007, at the foot of the 8611-metre K2, the Portuguese mountaineer Joao Garcia attempts his 9th 8000. This is time for him to go back on his various ascents of the Himalayan giants: Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Everest, Gasherbrum 1 and 2,... more

  Alpine Documentation (F/E), Johan Perrier (Frankreich) 60 min
17:35 “The Mummy who Came in from the Cold”

Forensic anthropologist Eric Crubezy made a sensational discovery. Whilst excavating the permafrost of Yakutia, in eastern Siberia, he unearthed an ancient burial site containing a truly exceptional find: the body of a woman lying in a wooden... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Marc Jampolsky (Frankreich) 52 min
18:30 “Mission Treetop”

CO2 and climate change influence our environment in quite different ways. In the tropical rainforest, especially in the treetops, the first signs that might well fundamentally change the rainforest eco-system can already be seen. Dr Jörg Salzer, a... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Rainer Bergomaz (Deutschland) 44 min
19:15 “Don Whillans Myth & Legend”

In the 1950’s climbing standards exploded. It was due to two men - Joe Brown & Don Whillans. They were small wiry men of immense power and small stature. Never before or since has one pair of climbers pushed the standards so far or so hard. Their... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), Leo Dickinson (Gro) 60 min
20:20 “Gipfel der Genüsse - Das Hochplateau Luncanilor in Transilvanien”

In the southern Carpathians, on the Luncanilor plateau Romanian farmers, most of them shepherds have been living in an almost completely isolated world for centuries. They have survived all political turbulences without any harm, simply because... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Winfried Lachauer (Deutschland) 43 min
21:10 “Wege ins Klostertal”

Andi Kromer and Philipp Feldbacher lead us into the Klostertal. However, they don’t do it in the traditional way, because the Trial World Champion and the World Cup Downhiller use the marvellous landscape as a playground for their bicycles. They... more

  Adventure (D), Patrick Baer 25 min
21:40 “Vanuatu, the Pig Islands”

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, on the islands of Vanuatu, humans have a fascination for a particular animal. Sacred stones honour its memory… Drums announce its presence… Dances and chants celebrate its glory… It embodies wealth, it is at the... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Jean-Pierre Rivalain (Frankreich) 52 min
22:35 “Daughters of Wisdom”

“DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM” is an intimate portrait of the nuns of Kala Rongo, a rare and exceptional Buddhist Monastery exclusively for women in remote northeastern Tibet. Here, these women are receiving unprecedented educational and religious... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Tib/E), Bari Pearlman (USA) 68 min