The Stag Beetle

Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO

Parent Event

Film programme Das Erbe
The Stag Beetle
DE 1921

The Stag Beetle is considered to be the first German ‘Kulturfilm’, a quasi documentary genre that was meant to convey positive cultural values to the German people. The martial language of the First World War, which had just finished, also influences the observation of nature: “They feed on the blood of the swollen oaks.” “But struggle is not absent even from this short existence.” “Victory and death.”

Ulrich K. T. Schulz, DE 1921, 19 min [Piano]