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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CISTERCIANS

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CISTERCIANS KEY1 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CISTERCIANS KEY2

We travel to France, Germany and Italy to find out about the fascinating world of the medieval Cistercian Order. What was the secret behind their incredible achievements and skills that ranged from fish farming to astronomy?

Three films rediscover the world of Cistercian Monasteries revealing the reasons for the cloisters’ old success story and taking us from the present day into the fascinating world of the Middle Ages – into the architecture, painting, book illumination, sculpture, commerce, horticulture and viticulture, livestock and fish farming and into the secrets of medicine and astronomy – explaining how and why the monasteries made such an important contribution to the cultural development of the western world. The films follow in the footsteps of the Cistercian Order in France, Germany and Italy because these cloisters have achieved incredible things in Europe over the centuries. The old traditions in European monasteries are still preserved and maintained to this day. Each of the films tells the story past and present of a selection of cloisters and has specific topics in focus.

History
Films by Inga Wolfram, Elke Werry, Alessandro Melazzini
Length 3×52’ HD
Production telekult Film- und Medienproduktion for SWR/SR/MDR/ARTE
Original Title Auf den Spuren der Zisterzienser
Completion March 2019