Masked Madness in Switzerland

Australia, 1987

Film
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Episode number 2 of Series “A World of Festivals”.
For three days and nights in winter the ancient Swiss city of Basel celebrates Fassnacht. Preparations are elaborate and take many months to complete. Groups and individuals choose a theme, often a satirical one related to present day politics, and prepare huge lanterns and masked costumes which are paraded through town at night to the accompaniment of drum and fife bands.

Credits

director

David E. Barrow

producer

Joy Barrow

production company

Barinder Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37408

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Europe

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Switzerland

Places → Switzerland

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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