This year, we take a trip to the small yet mighty land of the Alps, Switzerland. Because immigrants make up 30% of the Swiss population, its cultural background and way of life is a patchwork of native and immigrant cultures woven together. The backgrounds of many films are thus based in the home country of the immigrants. In addition, since 60% of Switzerland covers the rugged mountain ranges of the Alps, there is a wide range of mountaineers and mountain activities. This can be well seen in the two mountain films making their world premiere this year: Sophie Lavoud, Lady 8000
, about female Swiss climber Sophie Lavoud’s climbs of the 14 eight-thousanders, and In the Footsteps of Lucy Walker
, about Lucy Walker, who climbed the Matterhorn 150 years ago. There will also be films by Nadasdy Film, a short animation production company that is the driving force in the production of Swiss animations, as well as films recognized at various international film festivals. Come and scour Switzerland through the selected 17 gemlike films.
In the footsteps of Lucy Walker
Sophie Lavoud, Lady 8000
Cows on the Roof
Old Mother Snow
Curtain Call Shorts
People on Saturday
Mountain Shorts of Switzerland
Who is afraid of the black man?
This Other Kind of Silence
Telenovela on Everest