4 Elements| 1hr : 26mins
Director: Jiska Rickels | Producer: Fuworks
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: Netherlands
In four chapters, this poetic documentary is about people who work with the four elements: four places on earth where fellowship and trust are of existential importance. The first part - fire - shows the struggle of Siberian smokejumpers, who try to fight against huge forest fires from the inside-out. The second part - water - shows the fishermen of the Bering Sea in Alaska, during their five-day journey to catch the exclusive King crab. Earth takes us 1,240 meters underground in a coal mine in Germany, where the miners have to work together with huge machines. And the last part - air - reveals the hard training of the astronauts and their lift-off in Kazakhstan.