High above sacred Navajo land in Monument Valley U.S.A., suspended between two patriotic hot air balloons, a group of German slacklining filmmakers was able to pull off a stunning and symbolic feat. This balancing act was commissioned by the German Embassy and chosen to be one of six launch events commemorating the opening of the current Year of German-American Friendship or Deutschlandjahr 2018/19: a year-long celebration showcasing more than 1,000 events from more than 200 partners in all 50 United States. Under the motto “Wunderbar Together,” the Deutschlandjahr 2018/19 is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).
ARRI soars to new heights to support friendship among nations
500 meters off the ground, a couple of brave athletes, a twenty-some person crew, and ARRI equipment participated in the launch of this year’s Deutschlandjahr: a year-long nationwide festival celebrating Germany’s close friendship to the United States.