What is the texture of this material – what does it feel like? The film investigates the phenomenon of traditional costumes in all its diversity – including their cultural and political background, and the national legends surrounding them – from the earliest times to the present-day, featuring examples from Austria, Bavaria, Switzerland and South Tyrol.
It focuses on the habitat and dress-codes of the individual protagonists or groups, exploring the political and social significance of rituals and lifestyles, and the exuberant symbolism associated with them. It shows different approaches to tradition in relation to the conflicting demands of modern times, and examines the construction of identity and the idea of ‘home’.

Documentary HDCAM/ FAZ 35mm 94min. Dolby SR 5.1

Directed and Cinematography by: Othmar Schmiderer
Written by: Othmar Schmiderer/Elsbeth Wallnöfer
Film Editing by: Daniel Pöhacker, Othmar Schmiderer
dramaturgical advice: Angela Summereder,
Michael Palm
Sound: Georg Misch
Sounddesign: Nils Kirchhoff
Music: Wolfgang Mitterer
Produced by: Othmar Schmiderer
Production: o.schmiderer film - produktion

Filmed with support by: 
ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen, if austria federal arts bmukk, Autonome Region Trentino-Südtirol, Land Niederösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark & Wien Kultur

World Premiere:
Viennale – Vienna International Fim Fstival 2011

IDFA Int. Dokumentarfilmfestival Amsterdam Reflecting Images - Masters

Theatrical Release in Austria: April 2012

Website: www.stoffderheimat.at

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