Ge kent de weg en de taal

1976 00:45:10 col.

This is a film on country life, on daily life in a village. Someone ’who knows the way and the language’ can feel at home somewhere or is at least familiar with the vicinity. This popular expression suggests the relations between people within the seclusion of their village. This programme presents a portrait of the quiet and yet filled life in our villages, which cannot be looked upon as an anachronism. Villages are the ’unconsciousness’ of our society.

Original broadcast: 06/01/1976

00’00" Leader. 00’07" Views of the villages of Opdorp, Wannegem and Balen and their inhabitants. 05’00" Scenes in the marketplace. 07’15" Scenes of daily life : the sexton going about his business in the church. 09’15" Scenes of country life. 14’00" A villager coming to ask the secretary to the council for the sum granted to couples after 50 years of marriage. 15’40" Leisure activities (cycling, swimming, playing cards...). 19’20" A woman and a shop assistant talking. 22’20" Women talking over the garden fence. 23’45" Scenes of country life. 25’50" Band practice. 28’10" Praying ; having a meal. 28’40" Football match commentary. 29’25" Scene in a cafe. 31’15" Pilgrims being met at the train on their return from Lourdes. 32’25" A woman picking flowers and cycling home. 33’25" A man handing over his rent to his landlord. 36’30" Start of a cycle race. Concert given by the Sint-Rochus brass band accompanied by drum-majorettes on the village square. 38’00" Villagers doing odd jobs. 41’30" Scenes of religious life. 44’40" Credits. 45’10"
(Source: Jef Cornelis 1964 - 1990, Espace Art Contemporain : Maison de la culture et de la Communication de Saint-Etienne, 1991)

Directed by; scenario Cornelis, Jef
Assistant Bernaus, Jos
Text Bekaert, Geert
Sound mixing Meeusen, Leo
Editing Van Hoeck, Firmin
Sound De Boeck, Raf
Camera van Rooy, Guido
Produced by BRT (Dienst Wetenschappen)
Production Puttemans, Frans
Production Bauwens, Jan
With the collaboration of The inhabitants of Wannegem
With the collaboration of Wouters, Fik
With the collaboration of The inhabitants of Balen