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Details Saturday, 14. Nov. 2009

08:00 | Grazer Congress - Grüner Saal
08:00 “In Flagranti – il fraud en il Grischun”

In total four animals, two chamois, one red deer and a golden eagle were found dead in the Swiss national park. Poachers! This incident led to a coordinated, systematic monitoring of the hunting grounds in Grisons. Last year, seven Italian... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Räto/D), Arnold Rauch (Schweiz) 25 min
08:30 “Greina: rediscovered Paradise – lost Paradise”

The history of Greina is very ancient. Its enchanting rocks talk about distant times. A journey through the upland, between myth and reality, a journey through the clashes between Ticinesi and Grigionesi to conquer this marvellous region. A... more

  Nature and Environment (I/E), Michelangelo Gandolfi, Peter Kreiliger (Schweiz) 54 min
09:25 “Manuel und die Wolkenschafe”

Manuel dwells on a farm in South Tyrol. Every year in June, the sheep of the whole region are driven across a pass to the Austrian Ötztal valley. In September, Manuel picks up the sheep together with the other shepherds in order to bring the... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Sylvia Rothe (Deutschland) 30 min
10:00 “Biberkrieg in Bayern”

By the 1970ies, the beavers had virtually disappeared in huge parts of Europe. Then the first attempts to resettle the animals along the Danube near Vienna were undertaken. Starting from there, the offspring of these animals have conquered new... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Holger Riedel (Deutschland) 52 min
10:55 “Der Frankenjura – Das Klettereldorado Deutschlands”

Far away from the „true mountains“, the Franconian Jura mountains became the cradle of European sports climbing and a promoter of worldwide sports climbing - numerous climbing innovations were invented here. Today already more than 10,000... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (D), Jürgen Eichinger (Deutschland) 44 min
11:40 “Kamtschatka – ein höllisches Paradies”

„Gomules“, gnoms, lurk in the crater caves of the smoking volcanoes. When they are hungry, the hunt whales in the Pacific Ocean, catch the animals with their huge lance-like fingers and roast them on the mighty fires in the craters of the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Martin Thoma (Deutschland) 15 min
12:00 “Gugara”

Gugara in Evenky language stands for the sound of the bell hanging from a reindeer neck. It’s one of the few sounds you could hear in taiga, but recently there’s almost nothing but silence. The last nomad family has lost their entire herd... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Gugara/E), Andrzej Dybczak, Jacek Naglowski (Polen) 68 min
13:10 “Wildes Russland - Der Kaukasus”

The series „Wildes Russland“ shows for the first time the nature of this huge country with its original landscapes and its incomparable fauna and flora. Situated between Europe and Asia, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, enormous mountain... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Tom Synnatzschke (Deutschland) 44 min
13:55 “Destins Croisés (Crossed Destinies)”

Having opened up the world's highest roads, India set about a crazy enterprise. Linking the region of Zanskar by following the course of the river with the same name. If building roads opens up perspectives for some, it eliminates them for... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (F/E), Guy Cousteix (Frankreich) 51 min
14:50 “Mythos Wald - Teil 2: Der Kampf ums Licht”

The forest is a place which seems familiar, however, some of its secrets still remain undisclosed. The forest is at the same time a paradise for animals as well as a hostile realm of shadows. Meanwhile we slowly realize: a true natural wood needs... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Jan Haft (Deutschland) 43 min
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15:35 “In Search of the Legend”

This film is about an outstanding challenge: six young adventurers on board of a small yacht sailing across the Artic. This film is also about something more than that: About meeting unique people fighting for survival according to their own... more

  Adventure (Pol/E), Konstanty Kulik (Polen) 47 min
16:25 “Der ewige Kampf – Fluss und Meer im Podelta”

Italy’s longest river, the Po, has created one of the biggest deltas in Europe at its estuary. Where river and sea meet, there is an eternal struggle going on for the new land. For a long time, the river was able to resist against the sea by... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Günther Bludszuweit (Deutschland) 44 min
17:10 “Neuseelands Fjorde”

The land of the fjords is located in the south west of New Zealand. Once a year, conservationists navigate on the roads of water to those islands, which usually are barred from visitors. Here the dream of many conservationists in New Zealand has... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Lothar Zimmermann (Deutschland) 43 min
17:55 “Europas wilder Osten - Der Nationalpark Lagodechi in Georgien”

Ever since the times of the Zars, the national park Lagodechi on the southern side of the Caucasus has been a protected area. In addition to many other animals which live in the high mountains, the east Caucasian ibex is looked after carefully. In... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Matthias Freude (Deutschland) 43 min
18:40 “The Small Kingdom of Lo”

In a region that seems to extend into immenseness, where nothing but the wind interrupts the silence, man and nature meet at the rhythm of an archaic life. Starting from simple actions of daily routine, the three main characters talk about dreams,... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (Tib/D), Giuseppe Tedeschi (Italien) 65 min