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Thu Feb 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande


As Long as the Heart Beats
Directed by Hanspeter Aliesch
Documentary Feature
Switzerland | 102 min | 2020

For many villagers of Stromboli, the volcano is both its Soul, and at the same time, a monster. And for some of them, the view of the volcano, was the last of their lives.

During the great eruptions of 1930… Maria lost her grandfather. For many years, Maria has hoped that Grandpa is still alive.
The fisherman, the philosopher, the cook… they’re all dependent, bound to the mountain – a life in the unknown.

This is Maria’s story… and a little bit of Stromboli’s too.

The Documentary was shot in nativ 3D from 2013 to 2019.
Italian, English, German Versions (Storyteller) – with Subtitles original or as Dubbing versions.

Stromboli – As Long as the Heart Beats - Poster

It seems nature is prudent. So she directs with a shock the goings-on and life of man. But she doesn’t destroy him. Nature works in his favour.

Stromboli – As Long as the Heart Beats - Hanspeter AlieschHanspeter Aliesch

Director, Editor and Producer Hanspeter Aliesch, Switzerland. Early years: journalist, news cameraman for Swiss television. After founding the Film Production Company MUVI AG, Zürich in 1986 he has won many international awards for commercial and corporate videos.
2010 and 2012 two documentary’s in Burma, Myanmar.
Awards „Best Documentary Feature“ in Seoul, South Korea and Belgium “Prix Lumiere” for s3D.
“Encounter in a Forgotten Country” 3D, Myanmar, sales to Netflix, Samsung worldwide, China, Brazil, England and many more.

He lives since 2016 mostly in Andalusia on a small Finca as a pragmatic self-sufficient.
So it was possible to finish „Stromboli“ in 2020, which was started in 2013.

Film Information

Director: Hanspeter Aliesch
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2020
Language: English
Runtime: 102 min.
Rated: PG


Producer: MUVI AG
Writers: Hanspeter Aliesch, Rainer Leimeroth, Christoph von Zastrow
Key Cast: Marina La Placa

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