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„Der Gletscherschmied“

Der Gletscherschmied

Alberto Meroni (Schweiz) - 40 min

Saturday, 13. Nov. 2010 from 08:30 Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       

The glacier is dying. A death throe lasting millennia which wipes away an entire world drop by drop, and leaves a new one in its place. Waterfalls and caves are created and provide our most essential resource: water. But they are also a source of death and destruction. Their power causes landslides of uncontrollable force. Ely Riva, a photographer from Switzerland, who has spent years documenting man's relationship with nature, sets off on a solitary journey to discover this new world. The protagonist is the Basodino glacier which, at 3272 metres above sea level, dominates this part of the Lepontine Alps. A week-long trek of discovery and sensation, immersed in the unpredictability of nature.