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April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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FLIEGER über Amazonien
Documentary Film, AT 2008, Farbe, 80 min., OmdU/OmeU
Diagonale 2009

Director, Script: Herbert Brödl
Cast: Nilton Bicudo, Fernando Alves Pinto u.a.
Camera: Volker Tittel
Editor: Katrin Köster
Location Sound: Eckehard Braun
Music: Karwan Marouf
Sounddesign: Veronika Hlawatsch
Producers: Michael Kitzberger, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion


Flying is a dream and a passion, a job and a destiny. The two pilots, Nilton and Fernando, fly over the Amazon, the most immense river and forest landscape on the planet. Poetic images of this unique environment form a backdrop to their philosophising about their job and the fascination of flight. Fact and fantasy constantly intertwine in this film that balances poetry and realism, everyday life and dream, and combines them into a current which pulls you in. An invitation to “come fly with them”.