Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kronberger Automobil-Jugendrennen 18.8.1907

(c) Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF e.V.
Germany 1907
Director: Julius Neubronner
English title: Kronberg Youth Motor Race 18.8.1907
Synopsis: Julius Neubronner (1852-1932), a chemist and inventor from Kronberg was one of the first people to film in the Rhine-Main region. He purchased his first camera in 1903, a "Kino" manufactured by Dresdner Foto-Firma. With his camera Neubronner recorded historical events as well as the everyday life of his family. Furthermore, he also shot short sketches performed by himself and his family on a stage set-up in the garden of their home. "Kronberg Youth Motor Race" shows footage of a soapbox race. One of the cars leaves the road and crashes into the crowd.

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