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Wetzlarer Wintersport an der Brühlsbachwarte 1914   [Original Title]

Winter sports in Wetzlar at Brühlsbachwarte   [Title Translation]
Country of Origin: Germany
Year of origin: 1914
Genre: Documentary Film
Locations of shooting: Wetzlar (Hesse, Germany)

Director: Oskar Barnack

Winter sports in Wetzlar. People with skis and wooden sleds occupy the slope. The camera catches falls. One caption reads: “The fact that no one is born a master holds true for our sportsmen as well. Telemark takes training.”

Since the 1910s, Oskar Barnack – inventor of the "Leica" – has documented the activities around Wetzlar with his self-constructed camera. He filmed floods and town fairs, medical experiments, sporting events and the company that employed him as a chief engineer: the Optical Works Ernst Leitz in Wetzlar. His films are the cadre of a film archive that gives local history the same importance as the results of major historic events.

Version 1
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Sound: Silent film
Aspect: 1:1,33
Duration: 3 min 2 sec

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