2013 Films

Washington D.C. Premiere


Courtesy of unafilms

6:30 PM

Directed by: Hannes Lang

Venue: Goethe-Institut

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PEAK (Germany/Italy, 2011, 91 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere The Alps are an ancient region of natural beauty that is changing as a result of global warming. Since the turn of the 21st century, we may no longer assume that there will be thick snow cover on every peak at every ski resort. This film shows how the tourist industry is dealing with the problem. Tens of millions of euros are being invested to create high-altitude water reservoirs to replace the melting glaciers. Capturing atmospheric, observational shots, breathtaking landscapes and detached recordings of work underway, the film includes the explanations and speculations of contractors and local residents. Older residents have witnessed the shift from agriculture to tourism and the exodus of young people from the picturesque villages where only aging populations remain. The film’s theme is that human arrogance is leading us to destroy a natural balance that cannot be recovered. What is taking place in the Alps parallels what is occurring worldwide. Directed by Hannes Lang. Produced by Titus Kreyenberg for unafilm. 

Introduced by Sylvia Blume, Program Coordinator, Goethe-Institut Washington.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required. 

Goethe-Institut Washington

812 Seventh St., NW

(Metro: Gallery Place/ Chinatown)

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