Fryslân Wetterlân

Murk-Jaep van der Schaaf, Leo Wentink, Anneloor van Heemstra, Remco Wagenaar Short documentary - 2006 - 10 min.

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In this documentary in four episodes, commissioned for the Friesland Vaart manifestation, the thread is the relationship of the Frisians and their waters. Elke dei wer (Leo Wentink) deals with a man who swam himself back into shape after he had shattered his leg when falling from scaffolding. Since then, he rides to a small pier in the IJsselmeer every day with his dogs and makes his strokes. Fan fier en fierder (Anneloor van Heemstra) introduces the Galama twins. With a fen pole, they leap across the widest ditches, following in their ancestors' footsteps. They feel deeply connected with the ditches and meadows of their native land. Yn syn hânnen (Murk-Jaep van der Schaaf) zooms in on the eel catcher Ale de Jager, who from childhood dreamt of becoming a fisherman, but it took some perseverance to finally make a living with this ancient and gradually vanishing profession. Stjoerlju (Remco Wagenaar) gives an impression of the traffic in the lock at Stavoren, where the boats are temporarily slowed down.

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Producer(s) Frank de Jonge
Production Company IDTV Docs
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Netherlands