Rhine, The: From the Source to the Estuary, Part One
Courtesy of The Rhine: From the Source to the Estuary
Directed by: Various
Embassy of Switzerland
The Rhine: From The Source To The Estuary
Rhine Film Series, Part One (see Part Two) and shown as part of the Rivers Program
Two United States Premieres*
THE YOUNG AND WILD RHINE – SWITZERLAND* (Germany, 2011, 45 min.) Everyone has heard of the Rhine, but not of its source, found in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden. Two headstreams, the Vorderrhein and the Hinterrhein, flow from high in the Alps and join into the Alpenrrhine at Rheichenau. Frivolous, reckless and wild, it flows through romantic valleys and powerful canyons until it is tamed and empties into Lake Constance. Along the way it passes gold sifters; white-water rafters in the Ruinaulta Canyon; the Gotthard Tunnel, the longest tunnel of the Alps, crossing under the river, and the spectacular Roffla-Ravine. Produced by medi cine medienproduktions gmbh.
THE TAMED RHINE – SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, FRANCE* (Germany, 2011, 45 min.) An impressive display of nature’s power, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen — 492 feet wide and 82 feet high — originated about 15,000 years ago during the last ice age. This part of the journey along the Rhine passes 20 hydroelectric power stations, the city of Basel, a conservation area in the Petite Camargue, where efforts to breed and reintroduce salmon are underway, and the city of Strasbourg. Produced by medi cine medienproduktions gmbh.
Introduced by Norbert Bärlocher, Head of Communications and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Switzerland. A tasting of regional Rhine fare follows the screening.
This screening is fully booked. Reservations required.