Mira el árbol

Fernando Baños Fidalgo

In November 1941 the Nazis established a ghetto in the Czech town of Terezín (better known by its German name: Theresienstadt), in what was called "the final solution of the Jewish question". Until June 1st, 1943, inmates arrived at Terezín ghetto walking from Bohusovice nad Ohri, close town where they previously had arrived by train. On March 26th, 2009 I walked almost three miles linking the two populations and documented the experience on video.

In this video essay some of those images are related to a photograph of those marches, a picture taken in secret by sometime between 1943 and 1945, in a story that links the detail making it a likely element for the construction of another history of History.

This video is part of a project entitled "The tourist memory", part of the book with the same name. Around the slow look at Sebald Austerlitz (which can be downloaded from www.ferbanos.com) and two other audiovisual works (The inmate's march and Theresienstadt: Requiem für eine streichorchesterstudie).

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Mira el árbol
  • Direction: Fernando Baños Fidalgo
  • Production: Fernando Baños Fidalgo. 2009.
  • Duration: 00:06:56
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Original format: Quicktime
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: NTSC - PAL
  • License: Copyright