Der Albtraum der Schamanen

The Shamans' Nightmare

A very personal cinematic journey to four indigenous peoples and their shamans unexpectedly turns into an exciting testimony to the struggle for survival of these unique nomad cultures, whose physical and cultural survival is existentially threatened by climate change. To give these people a voice and tell about their destiny, the director Natalie Halla has travelled to the most remote places in the world and spent time with the Waorani Indians in Ecuador, the sea nomads in Malaysia, the Himba in Namibia and the reindeer nomads in Mongolia.

Director's Biography
Natalie Halla (*1975, Linz) studied law and translation and learned the tools for documentary filmmaking as an autodidact. Since 2010 she has been the producer, scriptwriter and director of several award winning feature-length documentaries, mainly focusing on humanitarian and social issues.
Director's Filmography (Selection)
Der Albtraum der Schamanen (The Shamans' Nightmare, 2021, doc) - Nowhere (2018, doc; CE'19) - Life in Four Elements (2017, doc) – Wurzelkinder (Children of the Forest, 2015, doc) - Ein Spiel der Gene (The Heir Of Liszt, 2014, doc) - Separated (2012, doc; CE'13) - Gaelle (2011, doc)
Local Artists 2021
Natalie Halla
Austria 2021
76 minutes
Waorani / Dhuka / Badjao / Himba
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Natalie Halla
Cinematography Natalie Halla
Editing Natalie Halla
Sound/Sounddesign Martin Rohrmoser
Music Michael Andreas Haeringer
Producer(s) Natalie Halla
Natalie Halla
World Premiere
World Premiere
Crossing Europe 2021