Warffum 220562

Louis van Gasteren Short documentary - 1962 - 26 min.

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Documentary by Van Gasteren which was commissioned by PTT when the telephone exchange in Warffum, Groningen was put into operation. The automation of the Dutch telephone network - as the second country in the world - was now official. The film does not concentrate on the technology, but rather on human labour and intelligence, which eventually made the connections possible. The filmmaker also follows a number of ordinary citizens, gratefully using the new telecommunication system every day.


Director(s) Louis van Gasteren
Producer(s) Louis van Gasteren
Production Company Spectrum Film
Director of Photography
Ton Lefèvre
Loet Roozekrans
Wim Huender
Sound on Set
Rob Zimmerman
Production Country