During a trip to the small town of Karabash by the Ural mountains, artist and filmmaker Carolin Koss felt compelled to capture the shocking effects of environmental pollution caused by excessive industrial exploitation.
She started interviewing people, who call this seemingly post-apocalyptic place home. On her journey through the surrounding area, she encountered harrowing stories of survival, resignation, transformation and resilience.
Avoiding sensationalism, Copper Mountains tells the story of a disturbing reality in achingly beautiful pictures.
Copper Mountains premiered as part of the official selection at Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival in 2018 and was awarded “Best Female Director” at Edera Film Festival by the DSFS jury in 2019.
9.12.19 Culver City Film Festival; Los Angeles County (US)
16.11.19 Festival Mente Locale; Vignola (IT)
23.10.19 Paesaggi que Cambiano – Changing Landscapes; Treviso (IT)
20.10.19 Indie Visions International Film Festival; (IR)
19.10.19 Oktober Filmfest; Vaasa (FI)
18.10.19 ViewFest; Turin (IT)
10.10.19 Wallachia International Film Festival; Bucharest (RO)
06.08.19 Green Montenegro International Film Festival; Podgorica (MNE)
03.08.19 Edera Film Festival; Treviso (IT)
17.08.18 SINFF – Savonlinna Nature Film Festival; Savonlinna (FI)
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