Alpine Rings Linger
Original title Almklang Hallt Nach
In July 2013 in Tyrol the alpine farmer’s life begins once more with the droving of cows up to higher pastures. What do environmentally just and sustainable relations with nature – plants, animals and humans – mean on the mountainside? The film explores experiential knowledge about the interaction of weather, landform, flora and fauna, livestock and techniques. It portrays a contemporary way of small-scale farm life, showing how relatives and voluntary helpers from urban areas support of farmer (61) and his aunt (89) in their physical labour. In the background of this mountain farming, the daily work of a few, one catches a glimpse of the winter tourism of many. Are these the lingering rings of alpine pastures from another world or bells signalling a future path?
Author/s Takayanagi Fumi
Biography: Study of the European Ethnology in Berlin. Filmography: “Quer duch den Stadtgarten (Through the City Garden)” (2013), official selection of the CineEco Seia, Portugal 2014.
Research Takayanagi Fumi
Photography Takayanagi Fumi
Sound Takayanagi Fumi
Editing Takayanagi Fumi