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Saturday, 2008-11-15
Alpine Documentation
Climbing on Rock and Ice
Adventure
Nature and Environment
Alpine and foreign Cultures

Details Saturday, 15. Nov. 2008

08:00 | 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“
08:00 “The Original Whale Riders”

Laurent Soulier is a parasitologist specialized in marine mammals. He thinks he can save entire populations of whales by studying their lice! His mission is now to collect these precious parasites from living cetaceans... One whale is the size of... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Jean-Michel Corillion (Frankreich) 52 min
08:55 “Die Türkei”

Turkey is a bridge between Europe and Asia. Throughout history numerous species of animals and plants have migrated to Turkey from the Mediterranean region, the cool north, the steppes and mountain ranges of Asia and even from the arid... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jan Haft (Deutschland) 45 min
09:40 “balance”

'balance' is a look into the rapidly growing world of newschool skiing. As the title suggests, this short film was edited to profile all aspects of the sport. Big Mountain Lines, Terrain Parks & Half Pipes, and Jibbing. With a refreshing mix of... more

  Adventure (n.v.), Paul Cotton (USA) 13 min
09:55 “Oman - Die Rosen der Wüste”

Fourty degrees in the shade are standard in summer. In winter it is hardly cooler. In the desert country Oman rain is an exception, natural rivers or lakes do not exist. Nevertheless, people living there have managed to make the desert flourish in... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Tilo Hoffmann (Deutschland) 52 min
10:50 “Red Bull X-Alps 2007”

30 athletes navigate 850 km through the massive Alpine range, racing against their competitors, physical exhaustion as well as the elements. They negotiate compulsory turning points at Austria’s icy Dachstein glacier, Italy’s Marmolada peak, the... more

  Adventure (D), Mario Kreuzer 87 min
12:20 “Man of the Glaciers”

The effects of climate change have a profound impact on our planet. French explorer Claude Lorius was one of the first to realize that the bubbles of air often trapped inside the ice would be unique indicators helping to reconstitute the climate... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Katarzyna Chambenoit (Frankreich) 50 min
13:15 “KAZA - ein Megapark für Elefanten”

Elephants keep walking until they find water, every year to another place. If necessary, they overcome incredible distances. In the last century, frontiers, fences, residential areas and mined territories hindered the elphants’ movement almost... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Cornelia Volk (Deutschland) 58 min
14:15 “The Eastern Sayan, Bii–Khem”

People of different ages and professions united into one team take the task to pass the picturesque summits and valleys of the Eastern Sayan mountains. Heavily packed, they travel on foot and by boat. The crew of rovers passes various passes... more

  Adventure (R/E), Oleg Dolzhenkov, Anna Dolzhenkova (Russland) 45 min
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15:05 “Mein Isental”

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... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jan Haft (Deutschland) 43 min
15:50 “Remembering Gasherbrum I”

Fifty years ago, on July fifth, 1958, Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening became the first humans to reach the summit of Gasherbrum I, 8068 meters (26,470 feet). Other members of the expedition were: Nick Clinch, Dick Irvin, Gil Roberts, Tom... more

  Alpine Documentation (E), Bob Swift (USA) 47 min
16:40 “Broad Peak - Das 8.000er Abenteuer”

The two friends Markus Pirer and David Otti participate in an anniversary expedition of the Austrian Alpine Club to Pakistan. Their goal is the 8047m high Broad Peak. This very personal film gives an insight into the fascinating world of high... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Markus Pirer 39 min
17:20 “Juwel am Rande der Alpen”

The „Hochschwab“ is probably the most impressive massif on the eastern edge of the Alps. At the foot of the Hochschwab to its south you find one of the most stunning and imposing landscapes of the area, the “Tragößerland”. Surrounded by the steep... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Michael Gratz 45 min
18:10 “Zauberberge - Die Wildnis der Hohen Tatra”

In the heart of Europe there is a wild mountain landscape: the High Tatra. Like a well-kept secret this mountain range towers into the sky in the north of Slovakia. Watching the nature of the High Tatra means to undertake a journey in time, back... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Pavol Barabás, Harald Pokieser 52 min
19:05 “Oil and Water”

Two kayakers embark on the longest-ever biofuels-only road trip 35,000 kilometers from Alaska to Argentina in a retro-fitted Japanese fire truck named Baby. They converted their regular diesel engine to run on any kind of natural oil and followed... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Seth Warren (USA) 55 min