THINKING LIKE A MOUNTAIN
Alexander Hick | Columbia 2018 | 91 Min. | OmeU
Alexander Hick‘s fourth documentary starts with a poetic approach to the Arhuacos, the guardians of the remote Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. On a journey with two young Arhuacos across Columbia’s highest mountain chain, the breathtaking beauty of this landscape reveals itself and on top of that, its cosmology. However, the present comes slowly to the fore: a highly political world shaped by guerilla war, military control and the development of tourism on the one hand and by solidarity as well as late justice on the other T
Written and directed: Alexander Hick
Camera: Immanuel Hick
Editing: Julian Sarmiento
Original music score: Christian Castagno and Nacho Drault
Producer: Anna Lozano and Alexander Hick
Consulting Producer: Maxim Holland and Gunter Hanfgarn
Visions du reel, Switzerland, International Competition
Cervino Cinemountain Festival, Italy, International Competition
Human Rights Filmfestival Inconvenient Films, Lithania, International Competition
Astra Filmfestival, Romania, International Competition
Nominee German Filmacademy, Best newcomer documentary
Mountainfilmfestival Graz, Austria, International Competition
Autrans International Filmfestival, France, International Competition
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Germany, Feature Documentary Competition
Filmography as director
Thinking like a Mountain, 2018, Documentary, 91min.
Scorched Water (Atl Tlachinolli), Documentary, 2015, 78min.
Saint Germain, Documentary, 2010, 17min.
Make no way the way, Documentary, 2008, 27 min.
Alexander Hick studied Fine Arts with Prof. Kosuth in Munich and in Barcelona and Documentary Films in Munich (HFF) and Mexico City (CCC). He is a mountain guide and cofounded Flipping the coin, a Berlin based artist collective. Scorched Water was his first feature documentary. His films and media installations successfully screened at International Film Festivals (Zurich Filmfestival, Morelia Filmfestival, Visions du reel, Leipzig Dokfest, Filmfest Munich) and museums (Macba, Haus der Kunst, Pinakothek der Moderne).