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Stoff der Heimat
Documentary Film, AT 2011, Farbe+SW, 97 min.
Diagonale 2012

Director, Camera: Othmar Schmiderer
Script: Othmar Schmiderer, Elsbeth Wallnöfer
Editor: Daniel Pöhacker, Othmar Schmiderer
Location Sound: Georg Misch
Music: Wolfgang Mitterer
Sounddesign: Nils Kirchhoff
Producers: Othmar Schmiderer
Production: o.schmiderer film-produktion


One person’s trash is another one’s treasure: Traditional clothing – back in style, divisive as ever. What makes this fabric so special? The associations range from native roots to nationalism, from individual expression to the awareness of one’s history. Schmiderer gives free rein to diversity, looking at the commemoration of heroes, Oktoberfest, the Kastelruther Spatzen... From the political to the practical, there’s a lot to see. An array of styles set in the Alps.