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Alpine Documentation


Anson Fogel (USA) - 19 min

Friday, 11. Nov. 2011 from 19:30 Stefaniensaal       

For the past 26 years many expeditions have tried and failed to climb Gasherbrum II, one of Pakistan's 8,000 meter peaks, in winter. On February 2, 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and professional photographer Cory Richards became the first to succeed. The journey nearly killed them. Cory carried a small camera and filmed the ordeal constantly. This is their story, as seen from the raw, honest perspective of Cory's lens. The film explores the interwoven roles of pain, mortality, doubt and community, ultimately asking a broad audience to look at their own lives in new ways.


Nomination 2011

Lobende Erwähnung 2011

This film does not tell the story of heroic mountaineering but depicts in a very personal way the feelings of a mountaineer: homesickness, loneliness, fear and cold. Although the conditions were quite harsh, the filmmaker managed to shoot brilliant pictures.