Snowglobe: Ascend to the source

Year: 2014

Director: Laure Muller-Fuega

Playing time: 13 minutes

‘Snowglobe’ is a fairy-tale journey through mountain water. A little boy plays with a snow globe by a mountain lake. When the snow globe falls into the water, it is caught by a freediver who swims back with it to the source of the water. Laure Muller-Fuega hopes that her short film will draw attention to sustainable water use.

‘Snowglobe’ is a fairy-tale journey through mountain water. A little boy plays with a snow globe by a mountain lake. When the snow globe falls into the water, it is caught by a freediver who swims back with it to the source of the water. On his way, the freediver encounters various characters who symbolize, among other things, global economic forces, the civilized elite and indifference, but also solidarity, humility and responsibility. At the end of 2015, ‘Snowglobe’ won the prize for best short documentary at the Barcelona Planet Film Festival.

This short film by Laure Muller-Fuega aims to focus attention on water use, and especially on water from the mountains. Thoughtless use of water has harmful consequences for the planet, for biodiversity and for humanity itself. Together with several international athletes who feel at home in water, snow and ice, Laure has made a symbolic film in the French Alps about the close relationship between people and water. The director hopes that mountaineers and other mountain-lovers who see this film will be inspired to take a more mindful approach to water in the mountains.