Awards: 10th Mountain Film Festival Tegernsee - Grand Prize for writer/director August Pflugfelder, 27th DOK.fest Munich - FFF Advancement Award documentary film for up-and-coming Bavarian directors
Writer/Director: August Pflugfelder
Co-produced by: BR, University of Television and Film Munich
A quiet, essay-life journey into the expansive world of the winter sport industry. What happens behind the lifts, the snow cannons and the heated outdoor pools? What happens beyond the pistes during the summer and wintertime? This is a calm observational piece that raises questions without making evaluations. Instead of finger wagging, the film leaves it up to us to contemplate the natural mountain resources that we have appropriated and our responsibility towards them. Impressive, with bold images, silent and inquiring.