Cows on the RoofApril 23, 2020
Herdsman Fabiano will be a father soon. He owns fifty goats and eight cows and is trying his best to produce the alpine cheese that his hippie parents made a name for themselves with in the '70s, in an isolated valley of Ticino. But nothing is going the way it should. He's in debt, and feels guilty for a fatal accident which occurred the previous year, which haunts him. How can he and his girlfriend build a life together under such difficult circumstances?
Agassizhorn: Mountain of ShameDecember 5, 2018
In the Bernese Alps, the Agassizhorn peak memorialises Louis Agassiz – a controversial 19th-century scientist, who not only named the mountain after himself, but who claimed he had discovered the Ice Age and went on to become one of the century's most virulent, most influential racists.
TauwetterSeptember 7, 1987
When the snow melts and the hills of Appenzell are dotted with green and white, buckets of water slowly make their way up and down the slope. After a time, the gentle movement turns into violent swaying. Shots ring through the air, the buckets are punctured. Slowly the water begins to flow. This is the high point of a ritual that begins deep within the bowels of the mountain. Then trails of water spurt through the air to the thawing slopes and the water begins to gush, nearly causing the well in the valley to overflow.
Black ScarvesMarch 30, 1958
Postwar life of eight remaining inhabitants of Strmec, a village located in the very corner of Slovenian Alps near Italian border. When local partisans killed a German officer, the Nazi occupiers shot all males in the village as an act of revenge; those who remained are seven women of different age who traditionally wear black scarves, and young boy who hasn't any friends to play with.
The Secret of the SecretFebruary 21, 2000
The traditional healers in the Swiss and French mountains.
In the Realms of GoldhornAugust 18, 1931
A student, a railway worker and a peasant go on a trip to the Julian Alps and meet people on their way.
Burglars are at Work in the SummerMarch 31, 2010
Erjavec family (dad, mom, daughter, son) go camping in Slovenian Alps. Instead of a peaceful vacation, they end up involved in detective kind of story.
Le Grand ParadisJanuary 1, 2013
The Grand paradis is said to be one of the easiest four-thousanders and that is the one choosen by Carole Dechantre to share with the famous alpinist Jean Troillet.
AlpiAugust 23, 2011
Armin Linke’s Alpi is the result of seven years of research on contemporary perceptions of the landscape of the Alps, juxtaposing places and situations across all eight bordering nations. Alpi shows the Alps as a key location, owing to its delicacy and environmental importance, where one can observe and study the complexity of social, economic, and political relationships. Even if the imagery of Alps is still that of a world that is pre-modern, Alpi presents that unique landscape as a laboratory of modernity and its illusions.