Daniel Zimmerman

Switzerland / 2018 / 106'



In the forest of the Catholic Monastery of Admont in Austria, a fir tree is felled and processed into planks of wood. By train, truck, boat and finally by hand, the stack is transported to a mysterious destination right in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. The planks’ trajectory corresponds to one of the central, raw materials trade routes, however in reversed direction of transport. The film is a meditative and subtle comment on the absurdity of the economic rationale that underlies our globalised world.

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Daniel Zimmerman

Born in Switzerland, he is an artist specialized in wood carvings, films, stereoscopic photography, installations and performances. His works have been exhibited internationally. Since 2005 he has been working with choreographer Amanda Piña at the production company Nadaproductions. His shorts Lauberhornrennen im Sommer and Stick Climbing were screened in Trento in 2007 and 2011.


Language: Without dialogue

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