Walter Ruttmann 1887-1941
Melodie der Welt aka Melody of the World (1929)
Duration: 48 minutes
An impression of the state of the world in 1929, contrasting similarities and differences in religion, customs, art and entertainment from all over the world. The film is constructed like a symphony. Melodie der Welt - the first German sound feature. Ruttmann's innovative experimentations in movement, color and sound confirm his status as a pioneer of modern media art.