Jacqueline Veuve

Cinéaste et ethnologue (1930-2013)

(Jacqueline Veuve)

The Meat Basket

Switzerland 1966. 16mm, Beta, VHS, b/w, 25 min.


An ethnographic documentary about a local butchering tradition called the bouchoyage that is being lost. On this consecrated day of hard labor, an itinerant butcher called Tzacaion (usually a peasant) goes from farm to farm to slaughter the pigs with his own tools.

DirectorJacqueline Veuve, Yves Yersin
PhotographyYves Yersin, Igal Nidam
SoundPierre Delessert
EditingYves Yersin, Jacqueline Veuve
CollaboratorsCommentaire: Jacques Chessex
Duration25 min.
Format16mm, Beta, VHS, b/w, 24 ips
Festivals/PrizesLocarno. Quality award (Swiss Federal Office of Culture).
ProductionMilos-Films SA, Jacqueline Veuve et Yves Yersin
Distribution SwitzerlandAquarius Film Production, CH-1808 Les Monts-de-Corsier
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