Facing Down Under – A Backpackers Documentary


Chris has just graduated from high school in Germany. The plan now: Off to Australia. Like many others before him, he embarks on his journey to discover the Red Continent in all its facets.

The documentary amazes with outstanding visuals of landscapes, wildlife, and people that come across Chris and his camera. He experiences the unique atmosphere of the backpacking community, as well as the down sides of the popular Work And Travel system.

The result is an incredibly honest travel report that is executed with fresh ideas and compelling down to the last frame.

Fascinating impressions and professional drone video footage from “down under:

“a study guide for those who want to learn how to make films about their travels. We watch and learn.”

Valery Shanin – Travel Film International Film Festival 2021

TRAVEL FILM International Film Festival 2021: Winner Best Cinematography

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2021 – Official Selection

Interdoc 2021 – Official Selection

EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival – Official Selection

Original Title:

Facing Down Under – Die Doku eines Backpackers

Country / Year: Germany 2021

Directed by: Chris Hartung

Cast: Chris Hartung u.a.

Languages:  German, English

Bildformat: 16:9

Running Time: 84 Min.

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