Samuel in the Clouds

In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting.
Samuel, an old ski lift operator, is looking out of a window on the rooftop of the world. Through generations his family lived and worked in the snowy mountains, but now snow fails. While scientists are discussing and measuring ominous changes, Samuel honors the mountain spirits.
The clouds continue to drift by.



Country of Production
Belgium, Netherlands

Year of Production

DCP, HD, BluRay

55 / 70 min

Pieter Van Eecke

Clin d’oeil films, Baldr Film, A Private View, VRT, IKONdocs, YLE

Original Language
Spanish, English, Aymara

English, French, Spanish

Festivals / Awards

Mooov FF Turnhout 2016
Docville Leuven 2016
DocAviv Tel Aviv 2016
DocsBarcelona 2016
Sucre HRFF 2016
Oostende FF 2016
Nederlands FF Utrecht 2016
Budapest IDF 2016
Ulju Mountain FF 2016 (Award for Best Nature & People Film)
Chicago IFF 2016 (Gold Hugo Award Doc Competition)
Innsbruck Nature FF 2016
Festival des Libertés Brussels 2016
Santiago de Chile IFF FIDOCS 2016
Kendal Mountain FF 2016 (Best Environment Award)
Autrans Mountain FF 2016 (Grand Prix du Film documentaire de montagne)
Thessaloniki IDF 2017
One World HRFF Bucharest 2017
Washington Environmental FF 2017
Full Frame IDF Durham 2017 (Full Frame Environmental Award)
San Francisco Green FF 2017
Trento IFF 2017 (Gold Gentian Award for Best Film – “Città di Trento” Grand Prize; RAI Award; Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli Award)
Beldocs IDF Belgrade 2017
Telluride Mountain FF 2017
Ecofalante Environmental FF 2017
ECOador Environmental FF 2017
Mountain FF Zakopane 2017