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Travelogue: The Rhine, Germany 1938

Posted on 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AM in What We’re Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

In this episode of Travelogue, we travel through Western Europe by way of the Rhine River. The videographer, Shipley Dixon, embarked on this trip in 1938—a tumultuous time for the world. Just two years prior to her visit, the Nazis remilitarized the Rhineland in an effort to tip the balance of political power in Europe in their favor. From Shipley’s vantage point on the river, Nazi flags cast an imposing presence among images of serene hillside vineyards and castles. Since this footage was shot, the political climate has shifted dramatically, and territories have been redivided. One thing that remains constant is the dedication to viticulture. The German Wine Route in today's Rhineland-Palatinate state, established in 1935, is still one of the most popular destinations for wine enthusiasts.

Produced by David Conover & Paul Villanova

About David Conover:

David Conover is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

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