Exotic Europe

Exotic Europe

FHTW Projekte 01

15 unknown short non-fiction films from 1905-1926 preserved in a project by the Technical College for Technology and Economics in Berlin (Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft) in co-operation with the German Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv in Berlin/Koblenz, the Cinema Museum in London, and the Nederlands Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. The DVD offers different ways of access: a journey through time and travel destinations on a map of Europe provide a chronological and geographical orientation for the user. In addition three thematic essays Travel, Labour and Posing for the camera show the diversity of early nonfiction and suggest three of the many ways of looking at these films. A short videofilm How moving images survived gives an introduction to film preservation and restoration.


  • Cheddar 1920
  • Comment se fait le fromage de Hollande France 1909, 10'
  • Durch die Vogesen Germany 1911, 6'
  • Frauenarbeit vor 1920 (Teil 1) Germany 1917, 6'
  • Industria del sughero in Francia Italy 1913, 6'
  • Hongaarsche Folklore France ca. 1913, 4'
  • In the West of England GB 1921, 7'
  • The "Lago Maggiore" Picturesque ca. 1913, 4'
  • Le Port de Barcelone France 1913, 5'
  • Rapallo Italy 1912, 5'
  • Santa-Lucia Italy ca. 1910, 5'
  • Sarajewo, die Hauptstadt von Bosnien ca. 1915, 6'
  • Die schönsten Wasserfälle der Ostalpen Germany ca. 1905 - 1910, 5'
  • Seebäder in der Vendée ca. 1925, 5'
  • Seebilder aus Swinemünde Germany ca. 1913, 6'
  • Film essay "Reisen" Germany 2000, 7'
  • Film essay "Arbeiten" Germany 2000, 7'
  • Film essay "Posieren" Germany 2000, 5'
  • How moving images survived Netherlands 2000, 6'
  • Music by Jogi Nestel and Ineke Wulf
  • 44page booklet with texts about film preservation and film restoration by Ruth Keller-Kempas, Mark-Paul Meyer, Harald Brandes, Dietmar Linke and Connie Betz

DVD edited by: Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin
DVD supervision: Mark-Paul Meyer, Connie Betz

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German intertitles
English Intertitles
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