DIE BERGE, DIE MENSCHEN, DER WAHN
Germany / 1998 / 127'
In 27 chapters, supported by a rich film repertoire, the documentary illustrates the story of mountain culture all over the world. From the first settlements in the Alpine regions to the conquest of the last 8000’s, from mass tourism extreme sports, from the Alps to the Himalayas and the Andes, this special relationship between Man and Nature is examined closely. What made –and still makes- Man chooses the extreme borders of mountain territory, at prohibitive altitudes? What has the Mountain given –and still gives- to Man? And, much more topically, what does Man do to the Mountain?