Close To Heaven: The Rice Terraces of the Philippines

Blízko nebi: Rýžové terasy na Filipínách

Over 2,000 years ago, the Ifugao mountain people began building a unique natural landscape: the world-famous rice terraces in the Philippine Cordilleras. However, working up high in the fields is arduous and brings little in the way of financial rewards. Many of the younger Ifugao leave the villages for tourism jobs in neighbouring towns.

  • Movie number
  • Section
    Individual Screening
  • Director
    Antje Christ
  • Script
    Antje Christ
  • Photographer
    Marcel Schmitz
  • Country
  • Length
    44 min
  • Year
  • Festival version
    German, English