Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 24–29, 2020, Graz

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7915 KM
Documentary Film, AT 2008, Farbe, 106 min.
Diagonale 2009

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Script: Maria Arlamovsky, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Camera: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Editor: Wolfgang Widerhofer
Location Sound: Lea Saby
Sounddesign: Daniel Fritz, Alexander Koller
Producers: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

 

It takes the Paris Dakar Rally 14 days to reach the finish line. Nikolaus Geyrhalter estimates he needs around four months to go the same distance – an experience of slowness in a fast world. The multifaceted face of the real Africa, which is literally forced to the side of the road by the Paris Dakar media spectacle, unfolds over 7915 KM in the form of portraits and encounters with the men, women and children that Nikolaus Geyrhalter meets on his journey. A film that talks less about travelling and more about stopping, about lingering with your eyes, your ears and a lot of time.