Along the Drava River - Carinthia's green Lifeline

First broadcast 25.10.2021 at 21.00 on ORF/3sat

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Documentation, 52 min, 2021
GS-Film, ORF/3sat
Written and directed by
Gernot Stadler
Gernot Stadler
Production Management
Monika Orsini-Rosenberg
ORF Enterprise

The Drava is not only Carinthia’s largest river, but with a length of 749 kilometres is also the fourth-largest tributary of the Danube. Over 264 kilometres the Drava meanders through Carinthia, past picturesque mountain regions such as the Kreuzeckgruppe or the Karawanken, before leaving the country near the town of Lavamünd towards Slovenia.

The documentary “Along the Drava River – Carinthia’s green lifeline” is a cinematic foray along the largest and most important river in southern Austria and a portrait of unique river landscapes and mountain regions at the intersection of three cultures. The film takes us along the river to hidden gems, to mighty castles and remote farms, through deep side valleys with their mountain streams, all flowing into the Drava and to mighty mountain ranges and rock massifs on both sides of their banks, but also through the long, varied and sometimes painful history of this region.