The cameraman Walter Frentz (1907–2004) is one of the best-known image propagandists of National Socialism. He began as an amateur filmmaker. As a passionate kayaker, he documented his journeys on water from 1929 on with the hand-held camera "Ica–Kinamo". WILDWASSERFAHRT DURCH DIE SCHWARZEN BERGE (1932), a trip through the Tara gorge in Montenegro enlivened by short shots, frequently alternating perspectives and surprising detail shots and close-ups. The Ufa then engaged him for a journey to America in a modern HAPAG steamship (WASSER HAT BALKEN, 1933). We experience Walter Frentz as a kayaker in DIE WILDWASSER DER DRINA (1934), a typical Ufa culture film by Ulrich K. T. Schulz.
An event of CineGraph Babelsberg with the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv and the Deutschen Kinemathek. Introduction: Jeanpaul Goergen (April 20)