„River at the Centre of the Earth“

River at the Centre of the Earth
52 min
Tullio Bernabei (Italien)
Nature and Environment
When & Where
Friday, 16. Nov. 2012 from 13:00 / Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       Ticket Order >>
A mysterious underground river vanishes in Slovenia and reappears in Italy after 50 km. For two centuries man has tried to explore it. The film tells the story of the simultaneous attempt by two competing groups of speleologists from Trieste to reach the underground river through an astonishing series of excavations in the Carso of Trieste. It’s a hard and extremely dangerous race against time and against natural barriers. Yesterday the challenge was finding water for the thirsty Trieste, now finding an access to the mythical river. The documentary moves between past and present re-enacting some historical explorations and telling the actual challenge to lighten the “River of the Night”.