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Gateways to New York - Othmar H. Ammann and his bridges

Gateways to New York — Othmar H. Ammann and his bridges

Martin Witz

Switzerland | 2018 | 1 h 27 min
English, German |
Subtitles: French
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This documentary recounts the prodigious journey of Swiss-American civil engineer Othmar H. Ammann (18791965) who emigrated to the United States in 1904 and redefined the art of bridge building in America. Marked by the constant and dynamic acceleration of 20th century America, his life, career, and constructions remain breathtaking to this day.
Director Martin Witz
Script Martin Witz
Editing Stefan Kälin
Sound Roland Widmer
Cinematography Patrick Lindenmaier
Music Marcel Vaid


Martin Witz

Martin Witz

Born in Zurich in 1956, Martin Witz studied German Philology, European folk literature and journalism. He is the Co-founder of Videoladen Zürich, an independent cinematographic production group, active there till 1982. Since then, he is an independent filmmaker working in Switzerland and Germany, he works as a dramaturge and cutter. He is a member of the Swiss Film Academy.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Gateways to New York — Othmar H. Ammann and his bridges (2018); The Substance — Albert Hofmann’s LSD (2011); Dutti der Riese – Der Migros Gründer Gottlieb Duttweiler (2007); Indische Regen-Ernte (2005); Malaria – Neue Ideen gegen eine alte Plage (2004)

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