Life Above the Clouds / Leben über den Wolken
In LIFE ABOVE THE CLOUDS five locations on the European continent are presented where humans have managed, through perseverance and in a most impressive manner, to establish themselves „above the clouds“ despite all temptations of a simpler life further down below.
They are one and all an exceptional phenomenon, for in many places, life at this altitude is threatened by extinction. New EU directives make the traditional forms of cultivation of many remote locations impossible, while the new, younger generations dream and desire to take part in the new globalised world of mobile phones and Internet. Likewise, the regional administrations and other institutions no longer concern themselves with some of the distant locations, thus making them uninhabitable.
The series not only presents visually stunning and often extreme lifestyles found somewhere between heaven and earth, but also tells of the remnants of an ancient world that is soon to become part of the past.
- A Fairy-Tale Valley in the Carpathian Mountains
- A Monastery in the Pyrenees
- A Mountain Farmer in South Tyrol
- In the White Mountains of Crete
- In the Hardangerfjord of Norway