Director Dorothea Maria Schwab highlights this and even more amazing facts about the volcanoes of the Eifel in her documentary "Die Geschichte der vulkanischen Eifel". The viewer learns not only how the volcanic rock has been used for thousands of years by humans or animals. We also learn, what still escaping gases from the soil of the Eifel tell us about the current volcanic activity in the region or that beautiful and rare gems can be created during a volcanic eruption.
The film score is mainly orchestral and rather large. Thus, a darker and more epic music sounds at the outbreak of the Laacher See volcano, or a more mystical music, when dealing e.g. with sediment drilling or gems. But also idyllic or exciting musical moments can be heard in the course of the documentary.
The visually stunning animations of erupting volcanoes, as well as many other spots in the movie require a very detailed and sometimes bombastic sound design, in order to do justice to the forces of nature represented in the film.
The film score has been awarded with the „Crystal Pine Award“ in the category „Documentary Feature“, at the International Sound & Film Music Festival in Croatia.
"Die Geschichte der vulkanischen Eifel" is the fourth of a total of 12 episodes from the series "Spuren im Stein".