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Details Friday, 14. Nov. 2008

13:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
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13:00 “The Wind Blows Round”

A small mountain village in the Occitaine Alps is gradually dying out, its income and the livelihood of its ageing population only maintained by the summer tourist season. Into this small, tight knit and conservative community comes a French... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (I/E), Giorgio Diritti (Italien) 110 min
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14:55 “Super Mole”

Super Mole is a light-hearted and insightful profile of one of the most amazing and industrious animals on earth – the mole. This film ventures deep underground to reveal the incredible story of how this little mammal survives and thrives. Here we... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Pierre Bressiant (Frankreich) 52 min
15:50 “Svalbard – jagged peaks of Spitzbergen”

All three Slovenian expeditions (in 2005, 2006, and 2007) had to face logistical difficulties. Violent storms and temperatures in the region of minus 50 degree Celsius are not uncommon in the Polar Circle. The steep walls of the largest island of... more

  Adventure (SLO/E), Boštjan Mašera 50 min
16:40 “Der Ottermann von Ungarn”

A man and a woman with two different views about wild animals... plus an orphaned otter pup... Hungary has one of the strongest populations of otters in the world. The story revolves around the orphaned otter pup Viki. Through her dramatic,... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Zoltán Török (Ungarn) 52 min
17:35 “Bergauf, bergab”

In winter, they live where other farmers only spend their summer: at an altitude of 1725 metres, deep in the snow. The mountain farmer family Kempf in the Swiss Schächental runs three farms, and therefore has to move ten times per year. In spring... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Schweiz/D), Hans Haldimann (Schweiz) 97 min
19:15 “Die Bergretter – Notruf am Matterhorn”

„Die Bergretter“ shows thrilling stories of the life of the rescue team “Air Zermatt”. Already at six in the morning, the pilot Gerold is at work, waiting for the rescue chief Bruno Jelk. Since several days they are busy because of a group of... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Frank Senn (Schweiz) 45 min
20:00 “Javas Kinder des Feuergottes”

The 2,339 m high Bromo ranks among the most active vulcanoes on the Indonesian island Java. The people of the Tengger, with a population of around 10,000 people, live around this mountain. Their skills in crop production yield rich harvests on the... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Peter Weinert (Deutschland) 44 min
20:45 “Mythen der Alpen”

In extreme landscapes such as the High Alps, the powers of nature and the needs of men differ in the utmost way. Eternal ice and snow masses make mountain passes inaccessible for months. Thunderstorms, storms and hail destroy the harvests... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Manfred Corrine 50 min
21:35 “Karearea: The Pine Falcon”

George Chance spent the 1970's becoming the most accomplished photographer of the New Zealand Falcon; now some thirty years later he is suffering from ill health and going blind. Filmmaker Sandy Crichton, looking for advice on how to film this... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Sandy Crichton (Neuseeland) 49 min
22:25 “Räumkommando Riesenratte”

Giant pouched rats the size of cats have an unusual job in Africa: they detect land mines. For one year, these rodents undergo a special formation and day by day become used to the smell of explosives. Especially in Mozambique, which was... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Herbert Ostwald (Deutschland) 43 min
23:10 “Mangroven - Bedrohte Küstenwälder in Brasilien”

The totally entangled roots in the brackish water of the tropical and sub-tropical coasts, where fresh water and salt water mix, form a unique habitat – the Mangroves. They are important breeding grounds for innumerous spieces of fish and... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Elke Sasse, Ivonne Schwamborn (Deutschland) 43 min