DER Documentary

Arnold Golay, Toy-maker

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From the Wood Crafts series
by Jacqueline Veuve
color, 28 min, 1992

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Arnold Golay, 91, a former watchmaker who once had learned to make a timepiece entirely by hand. This know-how has always stood him in good stead. Upon retirement, Golay became a full-time toy maker. Even as a watchmaker, he used to make toys for his own children.

The film follows his steps as he builds a toy hand-cart, from raw wood to finished product. We also see his collection of toys, which are reduced-scale models of all the carts, wheel barrows and other implements used on the farm before the invention of the tractor.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Special prize of the Swiss Society of Radio and Television (SSR)
International Alpine Film Festival, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 1992
Quality award, (Swiss Federal Office of Culture)
Silver Dove International Festival of Documentary Film, Leipzig

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This film is also available as part of the Wood Crafts collection.

other films in the Wood Crafts series:
Armand Rouiller, Sledge-maker
The Bapst Brothers, Carriers
Claude Lebet, Luthier
François Pernet, Carpenter and Sculptor
Joseph Doutaz & Olivier Veuve, Shingle-makers
Marcellin Babey, Turner
Michel Marlétaz, Cooper
Pink Mountain Sand
A Little Corner of Paradise (Un Petit Coin de Paradis)

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