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The Art of Justification
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The Art of Justification

The Art of Justification

A portrait about the swiss ingenieur Jürg Conzett.

2002

Architecture Film

14 Min

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Synopsis

A portrait of the engineer Jürg Conzett from Grisons. The engineering office of Jürg Conzett in the center of Chur has existed in its present form since 1992. Conzett builds bridges, access roads, abutments, galleries, and infrastructure buildings: In other words, buildings that can be found everywhere. We see them every day, usually without noticing them. In the late 1990s, Conzett constructed two footbridges across the Viamala, the Hinterrhein’s most inaccessible and wildest gorge. For one he chose wood as building material, for the other granite and steel. Both bridge constructions are structures that he developed from his sound historical knowledge, which is probably the reason for their novel, independent character. “Defying gravity, sometimes it is possible,” Conzett says mischievously and remains with both feet firmly anchored to the ground.

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Crew

Director
Christoph Schaub

Producer
Christoph Schaub, RTR

Cinematographer
Matthias Kälin

Editor
Fee Liechti

Location Sound
Matteo Pellegrini 

Festivals

International Premiere at the Dok. Filmfestival Leipzig 2018 - International Competition

Solothurn Filmfestival 2019 Prix de publique

  • Melbourne Design Week, Australia
  • Copenhagen Architecture Festival AAFx 4.-14.4.

Dog.Fest München 8.-19.5. Best of Festival

Docs Against Gravity Warschau 10.-19.5

Docaviv - The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival 8.5. - 19.5.