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Ins HolzCorina Schwingruber Ilic, Thomas Horat

Every four years the woods nearby lake Aegeri in Swiss are cut. The still traditional way of working is passed on from generation to generation. Without being influenced by technology. Ins Holz is a sequence of beautiful shots of an almost forgotten job in Swiss nature.

Every four years, over a period of three months in winter, wood is cut in a steep mountain forest above lake Aegeri. Over the years neither technology, nor progress has replaced the traditional and sustainable way of working. Even though technology could make the work a lot easier, the people there choose to preserve their tradition. So the cutting of the wood becomes almost a cultural event.
A beautiful documentary with shots of breathtaking landscapes, about a traditional way of working, still not influenced by technology. The main characters in this short film are the employees of Oberägeri and Unterägeri, the two companies that cut the wood. No voice-over and little to none conversation, because like director Corina Schwingruber Ilic says: “These men are workers, not talkers.”
This visually stunning short film has given us the poster image of DOCVILLE 2017

Visually stunning

Vertoond op editie(s) 2017
Screened at edition(s) 2017


Directed by Corina Schwingruber Ilic, Thomas Horat
13 min.
Subtitles: English


Short docs


Corina Schwingruber Ilic, Thomas Horat


Thomas Horat

Production company



Luzius Wespe


Corina Schwingruber Ilić

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