Vienna Shorts

World Premiere: The Peepul Tree Sonja Feldmeier, CH 2020, 25 min

Friday, 29 May, 21:30 pm

Travelling alone through Northern India, Sonia Feldmeier witnesses the spectacular felling of a tree: An ancient, holy PEEPUL TREE is being cut down by seven lumbermen using handsaws and axes. Over the course of several days, she films their undertaking. She is in the thick of the activity, the language barrier however impedes verbal communication. From this subjective experience she creates audio portraits, which provide each lumberjack with their own individual musical presence in the film.