Simulations, measurements, tests, endless hours devoted to predicting the unforeseen and mitigating an impending disaster. The human struggle against the cruel whims of fate has a Sisyphean quality to it: it’s never-ending, it’s insufficient by nature, but at the end of the day it’s the best we can do. A commentary-free stunning visual journey through the Alps that pays tribute to the work and research of scientists and technicians striving to design a flawless security system against landslides, avalanches, and floods. A slow-paced observational documentary that celebrates man’s refusal to give up when survival is on the line.
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- Direction: Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
- Script: Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
- Cinematography: Julia Gutweniger
- Editing: Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
- Sound: Florian Kofler, David Franzelin
- Music: Edgars Rubenis
- Production: Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
- Producer/Producers: Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
- Format: DCP
- Color: Color
- Production Country: Austria, Italy
- Production Year: 2019
- Duration: 72'
- Contact: Austrian Films Commision, email@example.com
- Awards/Distinctions: Golden Dove (Next Masters Competition) – DOK Leipzig 2019