Running time: 6’

Production: PL 2014

From nothingness, a shapeless structure, by man's hand are fragile layers made. The author shows the hand-crafting of Muslim paper through simple cinematic means: “Light, shadow, and sound form an impressionistic portrait of an ephemeral act.” The craftswoman, Katharina Siedler, uses a technique that traces back to the 8th century. As the director puts it: “The papermaker embodies the process of its crafting.” The film is dedicated to the great French filmmaker Robert Bresson.



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