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“Die Eroberung der Alpen – Wasserkraft”

Die Eroberung der Alpen – Wasserkraft

Hannes Schuler, Daniela Agostini (Deutschland) - 45 min

Saturday, 14. Nov. 2009 from 09:00 Stefaniensaal       

For thousands of years, water has powered mills, pumps and tools. However, with the discovery of electricity in the 19th century, water power obtained a completely new meaning. Electricity is the new magic word of industrialisation, electric machines and street lamps amaze the people in the western world. Suddenly an enormous need for electric energy is born. In the eternal ice of the high mountains, a giant energy potential is hidden in form of water. This documentary depicts with which enormous strains and sacrifices the humans have always tried to benefit from this energy.