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Fischfang in der Rhön (an der Sinn)

Fishing in the Rhön Mountains (in the Sinn River)

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An idyll in rural Hesse in the final summer of the Weimar Republic. Ella Bergmann-Michel, who arranged collages of fish pictures for natural history books, films her husband angling in a crystal-clear river. The harsh reality of eating and being eaten intrudes upon her “lyrical landscape imagery” – in the shape of a stalking cat. During the Nazi era, the Michels survived by fishing and farming.

by
Ella Bergmann-Michel

Germany 1932

Without dialogue

Documentary form
11’ · Black/White · 16 mm

Crew

Director
Ella Bergmann-Michel

Film Print: Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF, Frankfurt am Main