Frits Weeda, fotograaf zonder camera

Marc Schmidt Short documentary - 2005 - 53 min.

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`It's not right', is the chorus catchword of the misanthropic song that Frits Weeda repeatedly starts and just as quickly breaks off. Until he gets to a verse that gives an example of something that is right. But then he concludes that the song has to be done all over. Although he has not photographed for almost forty years, Weeda still looks at the world with the eye of a photographer. After a serious nervous breakdown, he burnt all his boats in 1965. He quit photography, left his family and left for Western Germany. Due to alleged sympathies with subversive elements, he was forced to return to Holland. The enormous collection of pictures he took in a few productive years often deal with the loss of beauty as a result of progress. With retroactive effect, they cast a shadow forward to the crisis Weeda landed in. Since then, photography is taboo. 'Too many films start turning when he picks up a camera', his son observes.

Credits

Director(s) Marc Schmidt
Script Marc Schmidt
Producer(s) Joop de Jong
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Erik van de Belt
Sound on Set
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands