Flyers Over Amazonia
Flieger über Amazonien, Austria, 2008, 80 min, 35 mm, Creative, Social Issues
Flying as a dream and a passion, a job and a fate. That's the story of pilots Nilton and Fernando, hoboes of the air.
They fly over Amazonia, the largest river region on the planet and its greatest forest, both a miracle of creation and a target of deforestation. Amazonia is portrayed in brilliant bird's-eye-view images, through authentic characters and their stories, actors, the pilots' voices, their thoughts concerning flying, fact and invention.A film that maintains a balance between realism and poetry, everyday life and dreams, combining them to pull the viewer into this world. An invitation to fly along.
Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger
Director of photography:
Herbert Brödl, Katrin Köster
Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
A-1180 Vienna, Austria