Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Director

Nikolaus Geyrhalter (born 1972) is an Austrian filmmaker. He has directed, produced, written, and worked as cinematographer for numerous documentaries. He has won awards for Das Jahr nach Dayton (1997), Pripyat (1999), Elsewhere (2001), and Our Daily Bread (2005).

Geyrhalter was born in Vienna, Austria in 1972. He formed his own production company at 22 years old. His first documentary was the 1994 film Washed Ashore (German: Angeschwemmt), about life on the Danube. He also filmed Pripyat (1999), a black-and-white look at residents who live near the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine. Elsewhere (2001) was a travelogue to a dozen different places around the world, and Our Daily Bread (2005) explored mechanical food production. 7915 Km (2008) looks at the Dakar Rally and the lives of racers and locals.

Filmography

In production - Matter out of Place
2019 Earth
2018 The Border Fence
2016 Homo Sapiens
2015 Over the Years
2013 Cern
2012 Danube Hospital
2011 Abendland
2008 7915 km
2005 Our Daily Bread
2001 Elsewhere
1999 Pripyat
1997 The Year After Dayton
1994 Washed Ashore

Nikolaus Geyrhalter's films at RIFF
Earth
Kolapse
Year: 2019
Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus...

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