Film “Dark Glow of the Mountains” about legendary free-style mountaineer Reinhold Messner on 20 April 2011

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    Lisa Berndt
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    We are a German Cultural Institution, the Goethe-Institut, hosting a German Film Festival in Wellington from 5 – 27 April 2011. We are focusing on the exceptional films of German documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog.

    One of these is “Dark Glow of the Mountains”, a voyage into the Himalayas with the legendary free-style mountaineer Reinhold Messner (more infos below).

    Find more infos about the festival on http://www.goethe.de/nz

    All the best and hope to see you there! Lisa

    The Dark Glow of the Mountains

    Germany 1984, colour, 45 min

    A voyage into the Himalayas with the great mountain climber Reinhold Messner, with fellow climber Hans Kammerlander, decides to climb two eight-thousanders consecutively – Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II. What makes this undertaking all the more extraordinary is the fact that the two climbers set off on their expedition without oxygen tanks, taking only their backpacks. During the preparations for the climb, Herzog speaks to Messner about his past expeditions.

    Wednesday | 20 April, 6.00pm
    Wellington – The Film Archive

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