Paolo is a disabled teacher of environmental ecology who lives with his family in Trentino. His students love him for his unusual way of teaching. Together they visit silver mines and stone quarries, but the students are confronted with the handicap issue. When they find out that Paolo used to be a mountaineer they explore the idea of organizing the end of school year trip to Mount Fravort, the mountain you can see in the distance from the school yard. Without Paolo’s knowledge they start to organise the trip and only when everything is ready, they tell their teacher about it. Even if Paolo has come to terms with his disability, faced with this offer he becomes afraid and prey to doubts and questions. But the call of the mountain is stronger and, carried away by his students’ enthusiasm he takes up the challenge which is at the same time a gift full of gratitude and affection.
Juliane Reinert Biasi (Merano 1962)
She is an artist, photographer and documentary film-maker. She studied at the Art school in Trento and graduated in Modern languages specialising in geo-anthropology. She attended cinema courses of the itinerant Circus Holden School in Turin and a course in cinema screenplay with Angelo Orlando. She works as a freelancer, always focusing on the relationship between man and the environment. She is an experienced hiker on the Alps and Himalayas and traveled a lot in Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia and Africa making documentaries for the television. Her agency, Kuraj, collaborates with Rai and Mediaset. In 2007, with the film Lezione di fine anno, she was awarded the Solidarity prize at TrentoFilmfestival.
Her filmography includes: Le vie della steppa (2003),Sibir il vagabondo (2004-2005), Lezione di fine anno (2007) and La fortezza invisibile (2008).