Hannes Lang, 2012
Germany/Italy | German with English subtitles | 91 minutes
Shot in the South Tyrolean Alps over the course of a year, Peak uncovers the drastic steps man must take to preserve a once idyllic natural paradise. The high mountains are a haven for skiers, but the warming climate has diminished the snowfall to a point where technology must take over or the tourist industry will be lost. Snow machines, a reservoir, and other “modifications” require more planning, more money, more technology—all to recreate a supposedly unspoiled natural paradise.