Country Edda. (1934)

Film-document №67133 1 part, Black-white to collection Price category G

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Director: Maks Gryulj /Max Gruhl/

Reel №1

Map of Europe, which marked Germany, England, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Orkney Islands, Faroe Islands, Svalbard and the boundary of the drift ice.

Lone iceberg in the North Sea.

Spitsbergen, where reign silence and emptiness.

Sea surface and sky taken from the ship.

Snow-covered mountains, volcano. "The luxury of the modern world" in the face of the German steamship passengers contrasts with the "primitive primitive world."

The ship moves by sea.

The beauty of Spitsbergen.

The movement of ice on the water.

Again on-screen map, which marked the movement arrows on the Atlantic Ocean in the north-east.

Geyser, hot spring.

Local peasant women wash clothes.

The settlement, tents, wooden huts.

A large greenhouse, where tomatoes ripen.

Laying harvest in boxes.

Ripening grapes.

Land in the edge of the sources so strongly heated that can bake bread in it without fire.

The descent of the container with the test in a sealed bag in an earthen funnel.

The funnel is filled with earth and marked with a wooden bar.

Men pulled out of the ground the bread in a bucket.

Boy eating freshly baked bread.

Settlement peasants.


Stony slopes, moss-covered hills, the northern landscape.

The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, city streets and corners.

Lecturer tells about the history of the city.

The highest percentage of the population engaged in fishing in Iceland.

Farmers harvested fish.

Again, the picture of the Icelandic nature. 25% of the population is engaged in agriculture.

On pasture grazing sheep and Icelandic ponies.

Two riders galloping on a pony.

Icelandic legends collected in the book "Edda" - basically work Norse mythology.

Key words

Spitsbergen, Iceland, in 1934, ethnography, sea, icebergs, volcanoes, passenger fleet, geysers, population, fish, pets, agriculture