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Details Friday, 13. Nov. 2009

13:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
13:00 “Journey of a Red Fridge”

This is a story of a 17-year-old porter named Hari Rai and his extraordinary journey through the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, with a red fridge on his back. Out of 60,000 child porters in Nepal, Hari is one of the few lucky ones to have a chance... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Nepali/E), Lucian & Natasa Muntean (Serbien) 52 min
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13:55 “37° - Trotzdem China”

At the age of 30, Marcel Bergman had a bad car accident in his holidays. Since then, he is wheelchair-bound. Now, 13 years later, he intends to undertake a journey which is an extreme strain for a wheelchair user in every sense. The glittering... more

  Adventure (D), Helen Wild, Frank Breidert (Deutschland) 45 min
14:45 “MS on the Rocks”

It is a rather unusual picture, when the participants of the climbing group „MS on the Rocks“ arrive at the climbing wall in their wheelchairs or on crutches. The multiple sclerosis patient Markus Hermann, who in his every-day life is... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (D), Fridolin Baur (Deutschland) 13 min
15:00 “Himalaya, Land of Women”

At an altitude of nearly 4,000 meters, Sking is one of the most isolated villages in the Himalayan region of Zanskar. In just three months the Zanskaris have to harvest and store all their food for the coming year. All the women – young and old... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Marianne Chaud (Frankreich) 52 min
15:55 “Leben mit dem Jaguar”

For a long time already, the third-largest cat of the world has had to struggle for survival on the American continent. Today, there are still some 8,000 jaguars in the Brasilian Pantanal, a huge mosaic landscape made of rivers, forests and... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Andrea Rüthlein (Deutschland) 45 min
16:45 “Light at the Edge of the World: Magic Mountain”

Wade Davis makes a remarkable journey from the chaos and violence of modern day lowland Colombia to the frozen peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the sacred heart of the world of the Elder Brother, an indigenous group who claim to be the... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (E), Graham Townsley (USA) 50 min
17:40 “Der Zugspitzexpress – eine Idee, ein Team”

Speed climbing is a new trend in high level alpinism. Suddenly it is a question of records, of altitude metres and seconds, where usually one should enjoy moving in the serenity of nature. This film shows an extraordinary tour: From the... more

  Adventure (D), Sigi Menzel (Deutschland) 27 min
18:10 “Die Eroberung der Alpen – Gipfelstürmer”

For a long time, the conquest of the Alps had mainly the scope, to surmount the hostile mountains without taking too many risks. However, at the end of the 19th century, new phenomena developed. All of a sudden, the humans had the intention, to... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Hannes Schuler, Manfred Baur (Deutschland) 45 min
19:00 “Three Pustelniks in the Mountains”

The main characters of the film are: a Himalayan alpinist Piotr Pustelnik -the father - and rock climbers Adam and Pawel Pustelnik - sons. The film's aim is to depict the difference in their attitude to the mountains and on a wider scale - to the... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (Pol/E), Miroslaw Dembinski (Polen) 59 min
20:00 “Rund um die Sella”

For many centuries, the valleys around the Sella hibernated even in summer time. However, with the construction of the road to the Dolomites at the end of the 19th century, the tourist and economic development started. The famous Sella-Ronda, a... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Hans-Dieter Hartl (Deutschland) 44 min
20:50 “Oltre la Parete”

Alpinism and climbing should always mean joy, fun, serenity, lightness, free spirit, sharing passions, mutual respect, friendship; and those things are what we felt and found during this beautiful experience in Patagonia. Because beyond the wall... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (I/E), Elio Orlandi (Italien) 34 min
21:25 “Olympus to Everest”

Climbing on the summit of Mt. Everest, has been desired by the Greek mountaineers for a long time. From Greek every day life to the altitude of 8850m, it was a long way to go, filled with many obstacles. The lack of experience, the high altitude... more

  Alpine Documentation (Gr/E), Pavlos Tsiantos (Griechenland) 80 min
22:50 “Heisskalt – Die extremsten Orte der Welt”

We accompany the film team to north east Siberia, where it is so cold, that the milk is not sold fluid in bottles but frozen in discs. In the North-American Death Valley and in the African Danakil Desert we experience the opposite extreme, which... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Udo Maurer 50 min