Mountains and deserts are mysterious and marvellous places and we often return from them changed. The great explorer Sven Hedin thought that every human being needed a bit of desert from time to time. Silence and emptiness reigns in the desert and it can take us beyond the limits of civilisation towards infinity. The film, with impressive pictures emphasised by the commentary, takes us into one of the world's driest deserts: Atacama in South America, from Moon Valley to almost 7,000 metres on the volcanic peaks of the Andes mountains. From the salt deserts, where it has not rained for centuries, to desolate places where, however, life still exists.
Born in 1949. He is a a director, cameraman, photographer and biologist and professor of Didactis of the Information at the Faculty of Didactis of the Information and Scientific Film Production at the University of Salzburg. He is the manager of the Film Production House Salzburg Science Film, and has produced several educational scientific films. He has travelled a lot and carried out several expeditions to the mountains and different wildlife enviroments all over the world. In 2004 he participated in the 52° edition of the Trento Film Festival with the film “Tanz der Sinne”.