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Beerland - Part 1- 2

Punctual, neat, dour - like beer: the Germans. But isn’t the German mentality really a bit more complex than that? Our two-part documentary turns up some really surprising insights.

Filmmaker Matt Sweetwood has lived in Germany for over 15 years but still finds his German neighbors a bit alien. So he sets off on an ethnographic journey through the Federal Republic to confirm his hypothesis that the key to the Germans is their beer.

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Beer crate racing in Bavaria quickly shows that drinking rituals have taken on a somewhat contemporary sheen.

As a participating observer, he dives into the beer and drinking culture of the Germans. Of course, the Oktoberfest in Munich is an integral part of his itinerary, but so are a beer crate race and a Beer Queen election. Corner pubs and microbreweries turn out to be welcome resting places on his journey.

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Matt Sweetwood has to get to grips with various beer-drinking rituals during his trip.

During it all, Sweetwood was surprised to find that Germans are really quite creative, humorous, chaotic, generous and open-minded. And there's more: the special characteristics of Germany’s different regions aren’t confined to their drinking culture. Maybe the idea of “typically German” is also all in the mind.

The result is a road movie that isn’t just entertaining but also instructive as well.



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