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Details Saturday, 13. Nov. 2010

08:30 | Congress Graz - Blauer Salon
08:30 “Duell am Amazonas - Bei den Kalapalo-Indianernd”

Following an invitation by the Brazilian Kalapalo Amazonas Indians, the filmmaker Roland Garve participated in their yearly Yawari festivity. He had already been there once, and had participated in the quite dangerous wrestling matches. At that... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Andreas K. Richter, Roland Garve (Deutschland) 45 min
09:20 “Mission Gombessa”

„Mission Gombessa“ documents the successful end of a research project which lasted for 21 years and is rightly considered as one of the greatest scientific adventures of the 20th century – the chase for coelacanths. For the German Hans Fricke it... more

  Adventure (D), Jan Haft (Deutschland) 45 min
10:10 “Tiere vor der Kamera: Kleine liebenswerte Alaskaner”

In Alaska, all animals are big ones: the bears, the elks, the wolves. No wonder nobody takes notice of the little ones. Ernst Arendt and Hans Schweiger meet the little, charming Alaskan pika with their cameras. In summer, they collect hay and... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Ernst Arendt und Hans Schweiger (Deutschland) 44 min
10:55 “Red Bull X-Alps 2009”

Thirty athletes from 23 different nations race through the Alps from Salzburg, Austria, to Monaco on the Mediterranean coast. Travelling by foot or flying with a paraglider alone, they have to fight their way through some of the world's most... more

  Adventure (D), Mario Kreuzer 55 min
11:55 “Karelien - Wo Russland finnisch ist”

Sergei is growing up in the tiny village Venehjärvi in Russian Karelia, the village itself only consisting of seven souls. Karelia is deemed to be the cradle of the Finnish culture, and still today, the Karelia people live in the middle of... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Petteri Saario, Juha Taskinen (Deutschland) 44 min
12:45 “La Vallée Oubliée des Hommes (Das vergessene Tal)”

At first sight, the forgotten valley in the French Alps seems like a paradise. However, every animal there has to live a daily struggle for survival. In this film we can watch how the destiny of an injured chamois buck is connected with the... more

  Nature and Environment (F), Anne & Erik Lapied (Frankreich) 67 min
13:55 “Die neuen Nomaden von Kirgisistan”

The Kirghiz Bachit lives on traditional pasture management. The pastures around the villages are all cropped after the winter, and the animals have to be led to a new land. Therefore, every year in May, Bachit drives together his herds of cows,... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Wolfgang Mertin (Deutschland) 52 min
14:45 “11 Degrees”

The film is about the struggle of a Scottish ski resort to adapt to the consequences of the climate change and the decrease in skiers. It portrays the changing landscape and challenges which the small communities are facing, but also looks at the... more

  Nature and Environment (E), Anna Ewert (Gro) 8 min
15:00 “Wüstenglück - Der Lauf durch die Sahara”

The „Marathon des Sables“ across the Moroccan Sahara is the hardest ultra-running competition in the world: 250km in six stages across deep desert sands and hard pebbles, with temperatures up to 50° C in the shade. In addition, the participants... more

  Adventure (D), Gerhard Schick (Deutschland) 52 min
15:55 “Der Gletscherschmied”

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... more

  Nature and Environment (I/D), Alberto Meroni (Schweiz) 40 min
16:40 “Returning to Bharatpur”

There is a place in India, where man and nature created a unique treasure. The former hunting ground of the maharaja of Bharatpur has become a birds’ paradise in a mere 100 years. However, it has turned out recently that this treasure is more... more

  Nature and Environment (Hu/E), Szabolcs Mosonyi (Ungarn) 36 min
17:20 “Timbuktus verschollenes Erbe”

„Timbuktu“ – this term stands for the myth of the „end of the world“, for a mystic place full of opulence in the middle of the desert, inaccessible for Europeans. Timbuktu was not only a rich trading centre for Tuareg caravans, who brought salt,... more

  Alpine and foreign cultures (D), Lutz Gregor (Deutschland) 43 min
18:05 “Abenteuer im Mittelmeer - Auf der Spur der Mönchsrobben”

The Mediterranean Monk Seal is the most endangered mammal of Europe: Less than 500 individuals are remaining in parts of the Mediterranean Sea. Scientists don’t know much about the habits of these rare pinnipeds who nowadays use inaccessible sea... more

  Nature and Environment (D), Thomas Behrend, Christina Karliczek (Deutschland) 44 min
18:50 “Rush Hour Dream”

On his way to work a manager falls asleep in the tramway of Dusseldorf, Germany. In his dream he wakes up in a beautiful mountain scenery and discovers that he is carrying a paraglider in his laptop bag. Instead of going to the office, he flies... more

  Adventure (n.v.), Kerim Jaspersen (Deutschland) 5 min