Berchtesgaden peasants observe an old - and noisy - tradition for driving away evil spirits.
Berchtesgaden, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany).
GV. Alpine countryside (title super over). GV. Berchtesgaden - church in background as men make their way to a traditional ceremony for driving away evil spirits. CU. Men with packs on their backs walking up a hill. SCU. Men. SCU. Men walking towards camera. GV. Berchtesgarden, church in background. CU. Man pouring gun powder into barrel of pistol. SCU. Man putting charges into muzzle. SCU. Man banging charges into muzzle. SCU. Men raising guns ready for firing. SCU. Men firing one at the time. CU. Men firing. SCU. General volley. This is the old traditional way of driving evil spirits away from the village.
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