27 January 1933

Useless tricks for hunting raptors

Marco Notarbartolo di Sciara
Music by Guglielmo Pagnozzi

Only this time the hunt goes wrong. Among the many sequences devoted to hunting and trophies filmed by the Notarbartolo di Sciara on shoots in northern Italy, the south and Sicily between January and February, we found one of useless stratagems that resulted in no prey. Yet equally disturbing is this scene with stuffed birds that are supposed to attract other birds, filmed at the Agliè Park in Piedmont, near Turin. Like all others, this is also a day of remembrance. If we look at 27 January 1933, Germany is with Europe on the brink of the abyss. President Hindenburg himself could appear like a stuffed bird, in the grip of the choices to be made for a political future full of unknowns: the arrival of Hitler looms, whom the president himself will appoint chancellor only a few days after this hunting scene in Upper Italy.