Monday, March 19, 2012

Kreis-Tierschaufest Wetzlar - 1914

Country: Germany
Director: Oskar Barnack
English title: District cattle-show (oxen festival) in Wetzlar
(c) Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF e.V.
Synopsis: A documentary on a festival in Wetzlar. Carriages representing the seasons of a farmers life drive by. Footage of the Domplatz and Kornmarkt in Wetzlar. Further carriages: traditional dresses from Wittenberg and the carriage of the Union Club, a society that was famous for its choir, which still exists today. Animals are lined-up for the award ceremony on Finsterloh festival square, near Büblinghausen. They are judged by a jury visible in the background. On the stand: the contemporary haute volée of Wetzlar.

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