Eisenwurzen - A Mountain Musical

A film by Eva Eckert

A 2008, Stereo, Digi Beta, 16:9, 52 Min.

Synopsis

Eisenwurzen is located in a longtime steel-factory region between Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Styria. EISENWURZEN - A MOUNTAIN MUSICAL is a 52 minute glance at the myths and toils of this country-like industrial landscape, a sung landscape portrait, unplugged.

 

The heroes and heroines - all musicians - are miners, charcoal burners, mountain farmers, hunters and factory workers. With the strange musicality of their voices they create, within a meteorological as well as social politically rough climate, a spare hymn on an already historical worker's society. One that has portrayed itself with mineral wealth, mountain top, stable work and work ethics. They sing with their songs the Eisenwurzen Blues and, at the same time, it's avantgardistic arrival in contemporary song-culture.

 

A Docu-musical for friends or foes of folk music.

Credits

Director, Script:   

Eva Eckert

 

Photography:

Eva Eckert

Ludwig Löckinger

 


Sound:

Klaus Kellermann

Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson 

 

Editors:

Eva Eckert

Christine Öllinger

 

Production manager:

Nicole Scherg

 

Producers:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

 

Production: 

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

 

with support of:

ORF (Redaktion Franz Grabner)

Land Niederösterreich

Cine Styria

Land Oberösterreich

RTR Fernsehfonds Austria

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Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.

© Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

Awards

Prize
Nonfiktionale - das Festival des dokumentarischen Films in Bad Aibling (2012)
Nomination for the Prix Europa
(2009)
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Special Prize of the Jury
20. Internationales Berg & Abenteuer Filmfestival Graz (2008)

Festivals

Nonfiktionale - das Festival des dokumentarischen Films in Bad Aibling (2012)
Solothurn (2010)
Vancouver (2010)
New York (2010)
Sofia (2009)
Hamburg (2009)
Cologne (2009)
Berlin (2009)
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2008)
Freistadt (2008)
Radstadt - Salzburg (2008)
Graz (2008)

with support of

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Production

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