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
August 2018 and is selected for the Media Library 2019 | Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon.
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Format: Full HD / Stereo Sound
Running time: 44:43 min
Director & Cinematographer: Carolin Koss
Writer & Editor: Otto Andersson
Producers: Konsta Väänänen, Anna Rombach
Music: Kasperi Laine
Parts of the music originally composed for works by Susanna Leinonen.
Sound Engineer: Aleksi Tegel
Translations: Maxim Fedorov, Anna Rombach, Otto Andersson
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17.08.18 SINFF – Savonlinna Nature Film Festival; Savonlinna (FI)