The Dance of the Thatcher

For The Dance of the Thatcher Els Dietvorst follows Matt, a thatcher, for a period of eight years. Thatching is an age-old craft and a profession that is endangered by the actual socio-economical situation. The film fits in with Els Dietvorst’s fascination with phenomena that have been brushed aside by the modern philosophy of progressivism.

The Dance of The Thatcher, 2019, 00:40:00, color, sound, digital file.
A film of Els Dietvorst and Matt Whelan.
Copyright Els Dietvorst.

And we follow the silent thatcher Matt, whose slow work and contact with nature seem like a performance. He entices us into another world at odds with our hustle and bustle! (De Tijd)