Andermatt - Global Village

Andermatt - Villaggio globale
by Leonidas Bieri   2015 90'

An Egyptian billionaire buys a valley in the heart of Switzerland. The villagers, stricken by migration, are hoping for investments and better times, thanks to the construction of a luxury resort for the international jet set. This is the story of Andermatt, a village in crisis, awakened from its slumber by a kiss from the multi-billion investor Samih Sawiris, who transforms home and hope into tradable goods. From the first turn of the sod, up to the opening of the first luxury hotel 4 years later, the film accompanies opponents and supporters, architects and sales agents of the mega-project. How will the growing village community survive the avalanche of change?In cordata selectionA discussion on alpine tourism with Enrico Camanni (Dislivelli) e Marco Aime (University of Genova) will be held after the showing.


Leonidas Bieri


Patrick M. Müller, Robin Burgauer Co-Production megaherz, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Südwestrundfunk (SWR)

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24° Festival


01 October - 06 October 2021

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