Andrea Gobetti, Fulvio Mariani
Switzerland / 2017 / 33'
On 8 June 2014, the German speleologist Johann Westhauser was hit on the head by a volley of stones and remained motionless in the Riesending cave, in the Bavarian Alps, at a depth of one thousand metres. For 12 consecutive days an international team fought its way along 4 kilometres of tunnels and a kilometre of shafts to save Johann’s life. He reacted positively and managed to cope with the ordeal involved in getting him to the surface. A great human adventure giving rise to precious suggestions and lessons for the development of a whole philosophy regarding rescue.
Directors Andrea Gobetti and Fulvio Mariani in attendance on 03/05
Speleologist, mountaineer, author of many speleological texts, films, and naturalistic documentaries.
Present at Trento Film Festival from the beginning of his career, in 1987 he won the Silver Gentian with Cumbre (1986).
Language: Italian, German