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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 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
Alle FestivalbesucherInnen können mit einer gelösten Karte des betreffenden Tages die Filme im Blauen Salon sehen. >> further information of the „Blauer Salon“
08:00 “Goldene Wachau - Schatz an der Donau”

It is considered as one of the most beautiful river landscapes on earth – the Wachau. Beside the National Park Donauauen, this is the only Austrian section of the Danube, where the river flows freely. Rocky narrowings alternate with smoothly... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jürgen Eichinger (Deutschland) 44 min
08:45 “Zwischen Bayern und Tirol - Natur im Karwendel”

The inner Karwendel is an area embedded between Bavaria and Tyrol, a real gem that is hardly populated. Although this region belongs to Austria, it is only accessible from Bavaria. The film shows the local fauna and flora throughout the year, from... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Christian Herrmann (Deutschland) 44 min
09:30 “Mozart und die Dolomiten”

The film is composed of time accelerated sequences which reveal the beauty of the Italian Dolomite mountains as time passes and seasons change: clouds perform intricate dances with the mighty peaks, night falls and stars appear to create their own... more

  Nature and Environment (n.v.), Jean-Charles Cuillandre (Frankreich) 52 min
10:25 “Messners Alpen - Vom Eiger zum Matterhorn”

The Swiss Alps are Alps as we know them from picture books. The journey starts at the Eiger, a myth, where Reinhold Messner abseils from the north face together with Stephan Gruber, a permafrost reasearcher, in order to examine how climate change... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Herbert Habersack (Deutschland) 43 min
11:10 “Leben im Hochwasser”

Water is life, for without water nothing on earth can exist. But water can also mean death and destruction. When rivers flood their banks, then the element reveals its devastating power. Yet life in nature waits longingly each year for this event... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Florian Guthknecht, Doris Tromballa (Deutschland) 43 min
11:55 “Verbotenes Paradies - Die Tiere von Pripjat”

What would happen if all of a sudden there were no people on planet Earth? How and how fast would nature react to such a change? A remote place in Europe gives an answer to these questions. There we find a village that has been abandoned and... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Ellen Windemuth, Marion Pöllmann (Deutschland) 43 min
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12:40 “Zwischen Schönheit und Zerstörung - Die Ötztaler Alpen im Sommer”

What is it that makes the relationship of humans living in the Alps and their home, the Alps, become so close? Hardly any other region in the Alps offers such great, sometimes truely grotesque contradictions within a limited space as the Ötztal... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Lorenz Knauer (Deutschland) 43 min
13:25 “Hoch über der Savanne”

Peter Ragg lived an ordinary life as optician in his Austrian home town, until one day he made his dream of flying come true. He bought a Cessna and settled in Africa. Since then, he has had the most incredible adventures in the air: he flew wild... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Stefan Pannen (Deutschland) 43 min
14:10 “Peru - Das Fest des Schneesterns”

Once a year, thousands of people flock to the glacier of Qoyllur Rity, the “mountain of wishes” in the Peruvian Andes. Already before the Inkas, it was a spiritual place, where the mighty Gods of the Mountains – the Apus - were worshipped. More... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Joanna Michna, Thomas Wartmann (Deutschland) 43 min
14:55 “Am Ende der Abgeschiedenheit - Das Kaisertal”

The nearly 300 stairs of the Sparchenstiege are the only connection between the Kaiser Valley and the world outside. It is the only inhabited valley in Austria not accessible by streets. This valley is located near Kufstein, between the Wilder and... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Brigitte Kornberger (Deutschland) 44 min
15:40 “Polhavets Pionerer / Breaking the Ice – Arctic Style”

This film portrays the researcher and scientist Fridtjof Nansen. In the course of his expeditions, he carried out extensive gathering and measuring of meteorological and geophysical data in the Arctic Ocean. Nansen's ground-breaking ideas are... more

  Nature and Environment (Nor/E), Kurt Salo (Norwegen) 53 min
16:35 “Wildes Sardinien”

Who on earth knows that mouflon were introduced onto Sardinia about 6000 before Christ? Supposedly, the shy small wild sheep were brought all the way from Asia Minor to the Iberian Peninsula during the neolithic period – probably for cultic... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Andrea Rüthlein (Deutschland) 43 min
17:20 “carnets d'expédition : Arctique”

The Vikings who discovered America approximately 500 years before Christopher Columbus, probably did not survive the encounter with the local Inuits. In order to retrace the historical events, a French film team follows the trace of Eric the Red... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (F), Patrick Luzeux (Frankreich) 52 min
18:15 “Obcina”

Obcina is a small village hidden in the mountains. During summer dozens of Ruthenians live and work there. Before winter all of them leave the mountain village that is exposed to extreme weather. Only the family of Stefan Cut holds out, but this... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Rum/D), Björn Reinhardt (Rum) 80 min