Video — 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in).
A four chapter documentary about men who are still fighting one of the elements in the 21st century. It shows in a poetic way the battle of humanity with the four primal elements; four places on earth where companionship and mutual trust are still of vital importance. All chapters are connected with each other, though every part is complete unto itself: Earth, about mine workers in Germany; Water, on king crab fishers of the Bering Sea; Fire, about Russian smokejumpers, and Air on training the astronauts.