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Details Saturday, 14. Nov. 2009

08:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
08:00 “Red Gold”

The Bristol Bay region of Alaska is home to the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers, the two most prolific sockeye salmon runs left in the world. Now, two foreign mining companies have partnered to develop one of the world’s largest open-pit and... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Travis Rummel, Ben Knight (USA) 60 min
09:05 “Hüttenwirte – Schamanen vom Untersberg”

The Untersberg is one of the most mystic and legendary mountains of the Alps. The Imperator Charlemagne is said to sleep inside the mountain, phantasmal beings are supposed to dwell there, and even the Dalai Lama once so say called this mountain... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Susanne Roser (Deutschland) 30 min
09:40 “Baruntse Makalu Expedition 2008”

It is not enough just knowing – one has to implement the knowledge! It is not enough just wanting something – you have to do it! It is not just about reaching a summit, but also about returning safely. more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Peter Gschwentner, Kony Schnydrig (Schweiz) 55 min
10:40 “Der Baum des Lebens”

It is rather dangerous to walk under palm trees in Sri Lanka. For there quite a lot of people die because of falling coconuts. Nevertheless, the coconut palm is called “tree of life” on this island. Why this is so, is explained in this film... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Peter Weinert (Deutschland) 44 min
11:20 “Am Großvenediger”

With its 3,660 metres, the Großvenediger is the fourth highest mountain of Austria. The world seems to be frozen and stiff in the eternal world of ice, however, everything here is changing and developing. The mountain guide Emil Widmann has given... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Philipp Clarin (Deutschland) 44 min
12:05 “Im Zauberwald – Die Eiben von Paterzell”

The yew forest at Paterzell is one of the oldest nature protection areas in Bavaria. The wild forest on the foothills of the Alps contains the certainly greatest number of yew-trees in Germany and, literally spoken, is quite something. Whoever... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Kai Schubert (Deutschland) 45 min
12:55 “Living is Victory”

Nepal, Annapurna's South Face, 8091 m high. The wall that seduced Jean Troillet and his team. A two month expedition to attempt to climb the 3000 m elegant Bonington route. Every day the climbers tame the mountain. They observe the face and its... more

  Alpine Documentation (F/E), Sébastien Devrient (Schweiz) 26 min
13:25 “Expedition Manaslu”

In fall 2007 extreme alpinists Benedikt Böhm and Sebastian Haag took off to Nepal to climb „Manaslu“ (8,163 m). Accompanied by the French junior alpinist Nicolas Bonnet they wanted to reach the eighth highest peak of the planet at top speed and... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Carsten Maaz (Deutschland) 29 min
13:55 “Sägefische – Neptuns vergessene Kinder”

Although they can grow to a length of up to eight metres, and although their saw is one of the most spectacular weapons within the fauna, we know almost nothing about sawfish. This is the reason why: before one could begin to explore them, the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Florian Guthknecht (Deutschland) 44 min
14:45 “In Nansens Footsteps (Teil 2)”

In 1895 Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen headed for the North Pole. Miraculously they arrived at Vardø the following year. The story has enthralled people for more than a century, and continues to do so today. For the first time Nansen’s... more

  Adventure (Nor/E), Tore Rosshaug (Norwegen) 52 min
15:40 “Operation Tiefsee”

Giving an insight into thrilling projects on the whole world and into the current standards of deep sea research, this film proves that there are still many things to be explored on our planet. It shows that the unknown deep-sea world has always... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Annette und Klaus Scheurich (Deutschland) 43 min
16:25 “New Zealand South Island Circumnavigation”

A gritty, edge-of-your-seat portrayal of a couple’s battle against the elements while kayaking 2,400 km around the South island of New Zealand. Justine and Barry struggle into 40knot headwinds, are thrown around in crashing surf and cope with... more

  Adventure (E), Justine Curgenven (Gro) 48 min
17:15 “Menschen im Karst – Leben zwischen Himmel und Hölle”

For a long time, the karst area has been the most hostile place between Vienna and Triest. Its underground consists of huge cave domes, is divided by torrential rivers and has influenced Dante’s idea of hell. This film presents nature and humans,... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Kurt Mayer 51 min
18:10 “Spirit of Ski - Chapter 3”

Together with his friends, the freerider Stefan Häusl conquers several Alpine challenges and gives an insight into what motivates him and where his drive comes from. The spectacular first rides, the beauty of the Alpine regions, the fascinating... more

  Adventure (D), Stefan Tauber 33 min
18:45 “Old Man Peter”

This film takes us into the world of old man Peter Sengepov, the last surviving Shaman of the Kazym River, who lives alone in the depths of the Siberian taiga. The region of the Khanty people is the basic source of oil recovery in Russia. The oil... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (R/E), Ivan Golovnev (Russland) 26 min
19:15 “Mike und die Wege der Elefanten”

For Michael Chase it has always been an overwhelming experience to be close to the grey giants. Since years, he has equipped the elephants with neckbands plus transmitter in order to explore their hiking paths. With its approximately 130,000... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Cornelia Volk (Deutschland) 45 min