BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT UID:853185a2de97935dd8 DTSTART:20170511T183000 DTEND:20170511T000000 DTSTAMP:20170511T183000 ORGANIZER;CN="Goethe-Institut":mailto: CREATED: DESCRIPTION:PEAK German Docs\r\nSeries co-presented by Hot Docs &\; POV\r\nNorth America's biggest documentary film festival Hot Docs brings hundreds of films to Canadian audiences each spring. The Goethe-Institut is adding a coda with selected German documentaries that have won the Goethe Documentary Prize @ DOK Leipzig Festival in recent years. A conversation about cultural specificity in documentary filmmaking and international vs. national festival programming.\r\n\r\nPEAK (Germany\, 2011\, 95 min\, CinemaScope Format)\, directed by Hannes Lang\r\nCanadian Premiere\r\nCo-presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura\, the Italian Film Festival and Planet in Focus\r\nThe film looks at the constant transformation of holiday resorts and the lives of farmers along the South Tyrolian Alps. The region struggles with issues ranging from mass tourism to lack of snow resulting from climate change. Artificial snow with high production costs is used to perpetuate the image of a winter paradise. However\, depletion and over-exploitation leave their traces in nature.\r\nA factual documentary about dying mountain villages\, mass attractions and the enduring fascination of the Alps.\r\n“A top film about the après ski post-apocalypse.“ – critic.de\r\n“With PEAK\, Lang impressively shows the current changes in the Alpine regions\, for as rigorously as humans take action against nature with their technology\, nature reclaims inch for inch in another corner\, in which whole cultures are one the verge of extinction.” – cinetastic.de\r\nHannes Lang\, born in Brixen\, Italy\, in 1981\, majored in Media and Documentary at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. While studying\, Lang made several documentary shorts such as DER SCHNELLE BRÜTER (2008)\, a film about a theme park located in a German nuclear power plant that was built in 1985 yet never in operation. In his graduate film LEAVENWORTH\, WA (2008) Lang portrayed the eponymous American small town turned into a Bavarian village\, attracting tourists from around the world.\r\nAt the documentary film festival DOK Leipzig 2011\, Lang presented his first full length film\, PEAK. His second full-length documentary I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER (DE/IT 2014) continues in that vein and elaborates on changes inflicted by globalization around the world.\r\nDetails\r\nLanguage: with English subtitles\r\nPrice: $10\, day-of sales only at the TIFF Bell Lightbox\, open at 10am\, in person or by phone +1 888 5998433\r\n\r\nAll GOETHE FILMS are open to audience 18+\r\nPart of the Goethe-Institut’s focus on German Film\r\nIn association with Germany @ Canada 2017\r\n Partners from Immigration to Innovation\r\n\r\n \; LAST-MODIFIED:20170511T183000 LOCATION:TIFF Bell Lightbox\n350 King Street West\, Toronto SUMMARY:GOETHE FILMS: "PEAK” by Hannes Lang SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR