Run-Time: 1 x 50 min.
Directed by Georg Riha
Riha in association with ORF and bm:bwk Medienservice
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , Spanish (DUBBED)
The Living Cathedral
St. Stephan - Der lebende Dom
The most astonishing natural area in Austria is St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna. Between the roof tiles, at stone gargoyles and in many a damp crevice, the 850 year-old cathedral reveals itself as a botanical and zoological garden. For the film on the biology of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna the film team burst the normal boundaries of technology. They had robots weighing tons and mounted with cameras that swivel three dimensionally move through the interior of the cathedral. With a little camera cableway installed between the base and the peak of the cathedral, cameras crossed the line of flight of the peregrine falcons.
Also available: Making Of (30 min.)
Awards: Japan Wildlife Festival 1999: Japan Wildlife Festival Award, Festival International du Documentaire de Création 1998: Festival International du Documentaire de Création Award