7915 KM

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
A 2008, 106 Min.
Dolby Digital, HD Cam/35mm/Cinemascope


A motor-sports spectacle that kicks up plenty of dust. On the trail of the 2007 Dakar Rallye 7915 KM undertakes a search, along the way encountering the variety to be found in Africa’s present in Morocco, Sahrawi Republic, Mauritania, Mali and Senegal. 7915 KM demonstrates the extent of this distance, which is the result of political and economic conditions, and also the ideas and prejudices to be found in both Europe and Africa. It also makes the closeness tangible, which becomes clear in the stories of everyday life, work, hopes and worries. Keeping the sobering reality in mind, it creates an homage to humanity and slowness which questions deep-seated perceptions and the role of Europeans in numerous, presumably African, problems.


Director, Photography:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter



Wolfgang Widerhofer



Maria Arlamovsky

Nikolaus Geyrhalter 

Wolfgang Widerhofer



Lea Saby

Assistant Director:

Sedjro Mensah


Location Manager,

Assistant Director in Senegal:

Evelyne Faye Mac-Gowan


Assistant Cameraman: 

Gerald Piesch

Christoph Grasser


Camp Manager: 

Michel Tentschert


Production Manager:

Michael Kitzberger



Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer



NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH


with support of:

Österreichisches Filminstitut

ORF (Film-Fernseh-Abkommen)

Filmfonds Wien




Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.
© Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

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Best Cinematography documentary film, Diagonale (2009)


Toronto International Film Festival, 2008
IDFA, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2009
Göteborg , 2009
Limassol , 2009
Osnabrück , 2009
Duisburg , 2009
Terni , 2009
Moscow, 2010
Vienna, 2008
Istanbul , 2008
Jerusalem , 2009
Vancouver , 2009
Warsaw, 2009
Belgrad , 2009
Bergamo , 2009
Thessaloniki , 2009
Guadalajara , 2009
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz, 2009
Durham , 2009
New York, 2009
Jeonju , 2009
Tel Aviv, 2009
Munich, 2009
a.o., ...