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Title Frohe Ostern! (Happy Easter!) / Director: Jeffries, Anna
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (26 min. 11 sec.) ; 155489882 bytes
Summary Every year at Easter, more then 50 family and friends descend on the banks of the Murray River for a weekend of camping and fun. What makes this vacation so special is that these people and their families have been coming to the same spot since 1969. Happy Easter is an intimate documentary that looks at how 14 German migrants, determined to retain the traditions of their homeland and adapt them to Australian culture, created a new ritual that would continue for 39 years. Started by 14 young German migrants, three generations have keenly kept these habits up amidst a social climate of dying tradition. Since their first trip to the Murray River back in 1969, the Easter camping rituals of the German families and their friends has evolved. Australian customs were merged with the traditions of their German homeland, to create something very special.From Grandparent to grandchild, the three generations effortlessly carry out a fixed routine of activities including nest-making for the Easter eggs, the communal cooking of Erbsensuppe (Pea Soup) to feed the masses, Sunday games like egg and spoon races and a magical lantern walk on Easter Sunday.In Happy Easter, time is gently explored, showing home video footage of the 70s with modern clips, with the families performing the same activities over 30 years on. This high-spirited micro-history celebrates migrants becoming Australians over three generations, and their growing families embracing their German heritage. (From Australia, in English) (Documentary)
Event Broadcast 2010-04-02 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Camping.
Germans -- Social life and customs.
Immigrants -- Social life and customs.
Australia -- Murray River.
Form Streaming video
Author Dagmar, Omi, contributor
Hofner, Radha, contributor
Hofner-Mellmann, Jarra, contributor
Hulsmann, Fred, contributor
Hulsmann, Ingrid, contributor
Hulsmann, Monika, contributor
Hulsmann, Werner, contributor
Jeffries, Anna, director
Kensgen, Herbert, contributor
Kensgen, Isabelle, contributor
Kensgen, Jonathon, contributor
Kensgen, Mary, contributor
Kensgen, Michael, contributor
Marlene, Liam Oma, contributor
Mellmann, Dagmar, contributor
Mellmann, Peter, contributor
Rodenberg, Liam, contributor
Rodenberg, Lorraine, contributor
Rodenberg, Marlene, contributor
Rodenberg, Michael, contributor
Rodenberg, Thomas, contributor
Weedon, Natasha, contributor
Westphal, Annette, contributor
Westphal, James, contributor
Westphal, Lisa, contributor
Westphal, Marion, contributor
Westphal, Peter, contributor