The year 2000, elsewhere. 12 months. 12 episodes. Weeks, days, single moments of different ways of life. Tradition and change. People of different cultural and geographical background. A film about their life. A journey through voices and sounds from elsewhere, with no commentary added. Landscapes, outlooks on the world, outlooks on life: Desert, snow, valley, jungle, ice, rainforest, stones, swamps, mountains, the sea, forests, a South-Sea atoll. An homage to humanity at the beginning of the 21st century. —geyrhalterfilm.com
Producer, director and cameraman Nikolaus Geyrhalter was born in Vienna in 1972. At the age of twenty-two he founded his own production company (Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion). Among his films are the award-winning Pripyat, Our Daily Bread and Elsewhere and his latest film is 7915 KM. In 2003 Nikolaus Geyrhalter received the Austrian State Award for Film Art. —doxafestival.ca
What is the spirit of humanity at the dawn of the millennium? In the year 2000, Geyrhalter and his team traveled to the farthest reaches of the world to record the lives of people living there.For a duration of 4 hours, it is as if you've traveled the world and glanced over the core of humanity and the eroding cultural landscape brought by the interference of capitalism, environmental destruction, globalization.