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1818, LA DEBACLE DU GIETROZ-EP001-1818, LA DEBACLE DU GIETROZ
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1818, LA DEBACLE DU GIETRO-EP001-1818, LA DEBACLE DU GIETRO

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Duration
1 hr 12 min
Available subtitles
en
1818, a particularly harsh winter. The Giétro glacier blocked the River Dranse until suddenly the ice gave way and a 32 metre high wave submerged the Val de Bagnes. Thanks to engineer Ignaz Venetz, an even worse catastrophe was avoided. The disaster led to the birth of glaciology and climatology.

Directed by: Christian Berrut (Switzerland, 2018)
Awards: Audience prize at the Diablerets Alpine Film Festival (2018)