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Details Thursday, 11. Nov. 2010

14:00 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
14:00 “Urzeit am Geistersee”

The mines of Messel near Frankfurt, which are 47 million years old, are an Eldorado for paleontologists searching for petrified animals and plants. This place was once a lake surrounded by tropical jungle. The scientists are now looking for a... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Klaus Sparwasser (Deutschland) 43 min
14:45 “Ait Bouguemez - Das grüne Tal im hohen Atlas”

In the Grand Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Ait Bouguemez Valley is well-known for its great natural beauty, which is conserved by its inhabitants. This ancient community living in such a remote area seems to hold the key to environmental... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Maryse Bergonzat (Frankreich) 43 min
15:30 “Egon Rusina - Die Ahnung vom unendlich leeren Raum”

Egon Rusina is a south-Tyrolean painter and illustrator. His oeuvre is marked by his discomfort with the society of South Tyrol and at the same time by the force of attraction of his Ladin homeland. After satire, caricature or cartoon and the... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Karl Prossliner (Italien) 17 min
15:50 “Unter Eisbären - Abenteuer in Russlands Arktis”

Shooting films in the Arctic is one of the most difficult endeavours in nature film production. For 4 months, cameraman Uwe Anders lived among polar bears, polar foxes and walruses. He found himself too close to comfort during a battle between... more

  Adventure (D), Heiko De Groot (Deutschland) 44 min
16:40 “Sulden am Ortler - Geschichten aus dem Sibirien Tirols”

Circa 200 years ago, the Sulden valley on the foot of the Ortler was almost unknown. In the newspaper “Innsbrucker Wochenblatt” of 1802, this area was described as “Siberia of Tyrol”, where “farmers and bears eat out of the same bowl.” With the... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Hans-Dieter Hartl (Deutschland) 44 min
17:25 “2019, auf zu Mond und Mars!”

Forty years after Neil Armstrong’s historic footsteps, mankind is about to return to the Moon with an ambitious goal: to build a permanent outpost. During the summer of 2008, astronauts staged a dress rehearsal of their lunar mission on Devon... more

  Adventure (F/D), Laurent Lichtenstein (Frankreich) 52 min
18:20 “Free South Africa”

We (Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva and Ben Ditto) have just returned from Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, where on the 2nd of February 2009 we summitted the Central Tower via the South African Route. Our ascent is possibly the third... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (E), Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll (Belgien) 8 min
18:35 “Il mitus da la Greina (Der Mythos um die Greina)”

The Greina has become a national symbol for the protection and the beauty of nature. In former times, this high plane, as the border region between Grisons and Ticino, has seen many conflicts. Since the 1980ies, when this area was protected... more

  Nature and Environment (Räto/D), Peter Kreiliger (Schweiz) 25 min
19:00 “Aria”

Often climbers are not aware of the strains and the challenges, which those, who are on their first ascent, have to face. In this film we participate live in the opening of a new route on the Sardinian coast. The impressions are intensified by the... more

  Climbing on rock and ice (I/E), Davide Carrari (Italien) 29 min
19:35 “Kampf um Amazonien – Die Internet Indianer”

“The Internet is our weapon. We are no more fighting with arrow and bow”, declares Benki Piyako, the son of the chieftain of the Ashaninka Indians in the Brazilian rain forests of the Amazonas. The Ashaninka live in the border region of Brazil and... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Ilka Franzmann (Deutschland) 43 min
20:20 “Bama der Gorillamann”

They belong to one of the rarest ape species and they live exclusively in the border region between Nigeria and Cameroon: the Cross-River-Gorillas. Their way of life is hardly known and until now they have never been filmed in the wild. The keeper... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Ernst Sasse, Nicky Lankester (Deutschland) 44 min
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21:05 “Superfish”

Billfish are renowned for their formidable spears and sword-like bills, the species includes the spectacular marlin, swordfish, and sailfish. We embark on an extraordinary quest far out into the planet’s open oceans in search of an elusive 500kg,... more

  Nature and Environment (E/D), Rick Rosenthal (USA) 52 min
22:00 “Kilian’s Quest”

The sky-runner Kilian Jornet has a dream: he wants to break new records on some of the most beautiful places on earth. He calls his personal odyssey “Kilian’s Quest”. This special challenge leads the exceptionally talented Catalan to the mountains... more

  Adventure (E), Marlène Koubi, Raphaël Lassablière (Frankreich) 50 min
22:55 “Vollmondfotografie”

Everyone who has ever seen the rising moon above a mountain, still shimmering in the light of the evening, knows what a unique and beautiful experience this is. However, only very few know how difficult it is to plan a good shot of the moon. Every... more

  Adventure (D), Fridolin Baur (Deutschland) 10 min