Walden | Beldocs


Daniel Zimmermann, Switzerland, Austria, 2018, 106'

In the forest of the Catholic Monastery of Admont in Austria a fir tree is felled and processed into planks of wood. By train, truck, boat and finally by hand, the stack is transported to a mysterious destination right in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. The wooden planks’ trajectory corresponds to one of the central, raw materials trade routes, however in reversed direction of transport. Each sequence of shots corresponds to a stage in the process. By means of thirteen 360-degree shots, Zimmermann clears a paradoxical pathway into the logic of globalised trade routes.

Director Daniel Zimmermann
Producer Aline Schmid, Adrian Blaser
Camera Gerald Kerkletz
Editing Bernhard Braunstein

Festivals Sundance 2019, IFF Rotterdam 2019

10.05 / 17.00 / Yugoslav Film Archive / Q&A
Daniel Zimmerman, Adrian Blaser, Petar Mitrić
11.05 / 19.00 / Cinema Fontana