The Log Rafters of Lake Aegeri

© Horat
29 minutes / Colour / 2016
Directed by
Thomas Horat

Country of production Switzerland

Aegeri, in a remote part of Switzerland, is one of the few lakes in Central Europe where professional log rafters can still be found. This film is based on the gentle observation of the work of a group of these rafters who follow a unique tradition that has not been impacted by modern technology. Adopting a respectful approach to woodland management, the film offers a deep insight into the work that takes place in the forest, including wood cutting as well as log rafting.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest Material Culture

Language and subtitles Swiss German with English Subtitles

Location(s) depicted Aegerisee (Central Switzerland)

Region Western Europe

Country Switzerland

Keywords Material Culture Labour Rural

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