Docu­men­tary in which a Boli­vian ski lift oper­ator watches the snow and ice vanish from the glacier. While scien­tists measure ominous changes, he honours the ancient moun­tain spirits.
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.

Credits

Producer
Sound editing
Sound Design
Production company
Clin d'oeil films
BALDR Film
A Private View
Distributor NL
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Cinema Delicatessen

Title: Samuel in the Clouds
Year: 2016
Duration : 1 hour, 10 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016

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