Keimena: #17 Chamissos Schatten, Kapitel 1: Alaska und aleutische Inseln (Chamisso’s Shadow, Chapter 1: Alaska and Aleutian Islands)
by Ulrike Ottinger

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11:59 pm
ERT2, Athens

Ulrike Ottinger, Chamissos Schatten, Kapitel 1: Alaska und Aleutische Inseln (Chamisso’s Shadow,  Chapter 1: Alaska and Aleutian Islands), 2016, Germany, film still

Chamissos Schatten, Kapitel 1: Alaska und Aleutische Inseln (Chamisso’s Shadow, Chapter 1: Alaska and Aleutian Islands), 2016, Germany, 193 min.
Director: Ulrike Ottinger

Ulrike Ottinger’s film was inspired by the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso’s accounts of his time onboard an Arctic expedition. Ottinger traced Von Chamisso’s route, keeping her own logbook, and reading other great explorers. In Chamisso’s Shadow she evokes these travel experiences, mixing past and present in an extraordinary meditation on historical and cultural change.


Keimena, a documenta 14 Film Program on ERT2, airs Mondays at midnight from December 19, 2016 to September 18, 2017. Each film can be viewed during the broadcast and streamed on demand for seven days thereafter. Please note that the films are presented in their original language with Greek subtitles, and can be streamed from within Greece only.

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