The Austrian-Italian documentary film duo Julia Gutweniger and Florian Kofler are this year's winners of the "Next Masters Competition - long documentary and animated film" at DOK Leipzig with their film "Sicherheit123". In atmospheric images, the film tells of man's efforts to tame the forces of nature in the Alps with structural interventions.
About "Sicherheit123": The 72-minute film by Julia Gutweniger and Florian Kofler documents man's efforts to "domesticate" the natural landscape of the Alps as a leisure landscape. With a mostly invisible safety system, nature is interfered with, and protective precautions against falling rocks or avalanches are taken to ensure that people can walk on and live in it without fear. The landscape is constantly measured and the emergency simulated, whether in computer models, test facilities or large-scale disaster exercises. The film shows this from a restrained, observing perspective in impressive atmospheric images.