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Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
The human fight against nature takes center stage in Safety123. In its visual journey through the Alps, the documentary observes the work and research processes of scientists, technicians and disaster relief agencies. The resulting stream of measurements and simulations provides deep insight into a massive yet largely invisible security system.
|Language spoken:||English, German, Italian|
|Director(s):||Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler|
|Writer(s):||Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler|
|Producers:||Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler|
October 30, 2019Leipzig (Next Masters Competition)
|Awards (selection):||Golden Dove - Next Masters Competition (Leipzig), ÖFI Prize for Best Austria Directing (Kitzbuhel), Best Sounddesign Documentary Film (Graz/Diagonale), Best artistic-technical contribution (Trento)|
«The Modified Landscape»
The first things that caught the eye of filmmakers Julia Gutweniger and Florian Kofler were strange-looking walls in the Alpine landscape. On closer examination they turned out to be part of an extensive safety infrastructure which has been developed to provide protection from landslides, avalanches and snowfalls throughout the Alpine region. There is no commentary, and a (sometimes wry) distance is maintained, as SAFETY123 investigates the assiduous human striving to provide us with sound protection against acts of God.
SAFETY123 awarded Best Culture&Nature Film
The Echo Mountain Film Festival in Skopje honors Safety 123 by Julia Gutweniger and Florian Kofler as the Best Culture&Nature film of their 11th festival edition. “In the film, we can see how enormous efforts are made by environments related to increasing safety in the mountains. We get to know the details and a lot of effort in a very efficiently made film.”, stated the jury.