Holzwege: wood roads/wrong ways

Australia, 1983

Film
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Inspired by the diaries of a prisoner (in this case Nazi war criminal Albert Speer). In his daily exercise Speer began to measure the kilometres covered and projected his walk, in imaginative terms, across Southern Europe to Asia, Russia and the frozen Bering Strait. The film is constructed like a documentary of his imaginary journey. Holzwege, which translates as ‘wood road’ or ‘wrong way’ or ‘dead end’, was the pseudonym he used when signing the diaries.

Credits

producer/director

George Wallace-Crabbe

production company

Swinburne Institute of Technology. Film and Television School

Language

English

Duration

00:15:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33710

Subject categories

Amateur & Student Films

Amateur & Student Films → Student films - Australia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Speer, Albert, 1905-

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War criminals

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Imagination

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Australia

History → Speer, Albert, 1905-

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Imagination

People → Speer, Albert, 1905-

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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