The Alps are not only a spectacular landscape at the heart of Europe, but also home to 13 million people in 8 countries. The numerous languages and dialects spoken here and the various ways of living reflect the cultural diversity of this unique region. ALPENLAND paints an insightful and sympathetic portrait of this region, visiting a family of mountain farmers in Austria, a small manufacturing company in the village of Premana in Italy and famous skiing resorts like Méribel in France or Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. The idyll is bearing the seeds of its own ruin: tourism creates jobs and destroys nature, the traffic cuts through Alpine valleys and the impact of climate change is unmistakable. At the same time, there are people for whom defying the vagaries of nature is a centuries-old tradition and they are not willing to abandon their homes.
Language: French, Italian, German
Born in 1971 and grown up in Watschig, Austria. He studied philosophy, educational sciences and media communication. He then obtained a Master’s degree (Mag. phil.) in 2001. Independent filmmaker, he is author of numerous documentaries.
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