Extreme Athletes Connect Germany and America in Symbolic Sky-High Hot Air Balloon Bridge

  • 21st November 2018
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Extreme Athletes Connect Germany and America in Symbolic Sky-High Hot Air Balloon Bridge

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MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Set high above Monument Valley's stunning sandstone structures, two German athletes set out to unite Germany and America in a thrilling event. On October 25, 2018, Alexander Schulz and Niklas Winter walked along a one-inch belt at about 2,500 feet in the air. The belt was suspended between two hot air balloons, one wrapped in the German flag and the other wrapped in the American flag.
The symbolic slackline bridge is part of "Deutschlandjahr 2018/19" (Germany year), a year-long celebration honoring the relationship between Germany and America. The German-American cultural exchange is sponsored by the German Foreign Ministry, the Goethe Institute and the Federation of German Industries (BDI).
Representatives from these organizations were on-hand to support the event, including: Christoph Mücher, Director, Deutschlandjahr USA and Goethe Institut; Markus Sporkmann, Video Journalist, Deutschlandjahr USA and Goethe Institut; and Alina Burkholder, Coordinator, Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Campaign 2018/19, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In conjunction with the celebration, the Munich-based creative agency One Inch Dreams, along with German camera systems manufacturer ARRI and SHOTOVER camera stabilizing technology, documented the event and plans to document others held across the country. The film project is dubbed #buildingbridges and the message is "wunderbar together." Once complete, the film will be available on all of the organizers' platforms, including on https://www.oneinchdreams.com/ and https://www.gouldings.com/.
No stranger to hosting film crews, Goulding's was proud to host the German athletes, their support staff and the film crew during the event production. Goulding's Lodge IS Monument Valley, helping to put the iconic southwestern sights on the map through countless Western films.
"This was such an exciting event and a great opportunity to bring different cultures together – American, Navajo and German," said Goulding's Lodge Sales and Marketing Director Monica LaFont. "We were so happy to be able to play a small role in helping to make it happen, and it was so exciting to watch!"
About Goulding's Lodge:
Goulding's Lodge has been synonymous with Monument Valley for nearly a century. Harry and Leone Goulding purchased land and started Goulding's Trading Post in the 1920s. During the Great Depression, they saw an opportunity to bolster the

local Navajo economy by bringing in movie production companies looking to film in the Southwest. Harry met with director John Ford, the wheels were immediately set in motion, and the film Stagecoach started production in Monument Valley soon after. Since then, Goulding's has hosted films crews, photographers, artists and tourists from around the world. The trading post has expanded to include a lodge, campsite, tour operation, restaurant, convenience store and private airstrip. The LaFont family bought Goulding's Lodge in 1981 and continues to keep the amenities modern while honoring the rich American and Navajo history surrounded by iconic landmarks. For more information, visit https://www.gouldings.com/.
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