society | culture | religion
D/D/F 2010 | 54 min
Glaube Sitte Heimat
© 2010 - Jürgen Ellinghaus
Every two years, the small town of Beverungen, in the middle of Germany, celebrates with particular vigour its “Schützenfest“, the traditional Marksmen's Festival. Festivities are focused on numerous parades and a shooting contest, where the winner is declared “King“. Marksmen's guilds or brotherhoods are known since the Middle Ages throughout the Germanic regions. They protected cities and rural areas against troubles, wars and looting. In Beverungen, about a quarter of the active male population is involved in the local Marksmen's Association.
In 2008, Beverungen has the honour of hosting the annual festival of the “Confederation of Historical German Marksmen's Brotherhoods“ with thousands of participants coming from all over the west of the country. District Kings and Diocesan Majesties compete for the title of the year's new “Confederal King“ who receives the royal insignia in front of the altar, after the prayer of blessing...
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Original titleCross and Banner
CameraLars Lenski | Johann Feindt
DirectorJürgen Ellinghaus
EditorNassim Jaouen | Nassim Jaouen | Ariane Kerinvel
ProducerJürgen Ellinghaus
SoundThomas Keller | Andreas Landeck
Festivals: Dok Leipzig / Germany | Macau IMF / China | Cinéma du Réel, Paris | Beldocs Belgrade | FICN Cotonou / Benin | Lasalle / France | Brest / France | Tranzyt IDFF Poznań / Poland | Kenya IFF, Nairobi | Territoires en Images, Paris | Portobello, London | Folk Video Xian / China | Toamnă la Voroneț / Romania | FESDOB Blitta / Togo | Delhi IFF / India | FestMedallo Medellín / Colombia | IFoLT Košice / Slovakia | San Giò Verona / Italy | iChill IFF Manila / Philippines | HDFF Kigali / Ruanda | MIAX Guadalajara / Mexico | FICIP Paracho / Mexico | FerFilm Ferizaj / Kosovo | Otros Cines San Nicolás de los Arroyos / Argentina | IH&MFF Warsaw / Poland | FICCH Toluca / Mexico | CineMA San Luis Potosí / Mexico | FIG St. Dié / France | OMC Marburg (Lahn) / Germany | IFFK Srinagar / India
Awards: Grand Jury Special Mention, Documentary Film Festival "Man and War", Yekaterinburg / Russian Federation | Golden Philippine Eagle, Singkuwento International Film Festival, Manila / Philippines
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