Samuel in the Clouds

Pieter Van Eecke Long documentary - 2016 - 70 min.
All ages

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In Bolivia the glaciers are melting. Samuel, an old ski lift operator, is looking out on the rooftop of the world. For generations, his family has lived and worked in the snowy mountains, but now snow fails. Bare, brown rocks replace the majestic white. The documentary shows how due to climate change life and traditions are changing or even disappearing. While scientists are measuring and discussing ominous developments, Samuel honours the ancient mountain spirits, while the clouds continue to drift by.


Director(s) Pieter Van Eecke
Producer(s) Hanne Phlypo
Production Company
Director of Photography
Johan Legraie
Octavio Iturbe
Danniel Danniel
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Felix Blume
Nicolas Joly
Production Country
Belgium, Netherlands